And lo, there was baseball, and it was good... for the 20 minutes your favorite players shared the diamond with some local college kids (1:05 p.m. game today, friends), before they were replaced by the Rusney Castillos of the world, literally or figuratively. Baseball is back, yes, but only in fits and starts until April.
The point of today is not to measure the season. The point of today is to celebrate the return of baseball, and, on a personal level, figure out how to format the preseason lineups in the Vox Media CMS.
You know what? I’m just gonna do it the regular season way. This involves creating a new spreadsheet every night in Google Drive, then uploading it to Vox’s system. Annoying? Extremely so! Irrelevant to you, the blog reader? Very much so! But I get to complain about it once per year, and I’m taking it now. It stinks. But it’s better than nothing.
After all that, Northeastern hasn’t made their lineups super easy for me to find, so we’re gonna do it Spring Training-style after all. Also this is the game thread, I should mention. That’s all. We’re really back. Here you go:
- Jackie Bradley Jr, CF
- Andrew Benintendi, LF
- Rafael Devers, 3B
- Mitch Moreland, 1B
- Blake Swihart, C
- Brock Holt, 2B
- Deven Marrero, SS
- Steve Selsky, RF
- Austin Rei, DH
SP: Jalen Beeks
Update: Hi, it’s me, Matt. I’m not doing recaps for these college games because I have some respect for myself and my time but the Red Sox won 15-2 and fun was had by all. Except Northeastern, particularly their starting pitcher who walked the first five batters he faced. Also, Kyri Washington hit a grand slam for the Red Sox.