As soon as the equipment truck departs the baseball season rushes towards us. Pitchers and catchers report, workouts begin, Northeastern University students suffer a loss in a scrimmage. The usual Florida baseball routine.
What’s on the docket today?
There’s a new first baseman in town and his name is Moreland. Mitch Moreland. Welcome aboard!
Mitch Moreland making some new fans. pic.twitter.com/32S8kiFajz— Pete Abraham (@PeteAbe) February 15, 2017
Craig Kimbrel, coming off a rough first season in Boston, was out there getting his work in. Will we get to see the Braves-era version of the ninth-inning machine?
Mookie Betts is fast on his feet! What can’t this guy do?
What about the postgame dance? Well, it’s going to return!
Will #RedSox keep Hit Dem Folks postgame dance in 2017? "Something like it," @mookiebetts tells me. pic.twitter.com/BrbpkhgAKS— Steve Buckley (@BuckinBoston) February 15, 2017
Are you worried about Eduardo Rodriguez’s health with the World Baseball Classic coming up? He’s looking ok during this practice. It’s not to hitters and not on a mound but he’s out there throwing!
Eduardo Rodriguez throwing his first bullpen pic.twitter.com/DU1umKbHo0— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) February 15, 2017
Everyone is looking forward to seeing what Andrew Benintendi will do this year. How did he spend his first offseason preparing for a big league job?
Yesterday @asben16 took some time to talk about his off-season prep. #NoOffseason pic.twitter.com/9OZpwzVyKk— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) February 15, 2017
Xander Bogaerts may be a little superstitious...but don’t let him be wrong!
Bogaerts said one of the main reasons he wants to play in the WBC is because last time he did in 2013, the Red Sox won the World Series.— Jen McCaffrey (@jcmccaffrey) February 15, 2017