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Another look at Red Sox photo day

The annual tradition is both formal and fun!

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The equipment truck arrived. Pitchers and catchers reported. Position players joined them. The first games of 2019 began. And the Red Sox completed one other spring ritual: photo day.

You probably haven’t forgotten what the World Series winners looked like over the winter (well, maybe you have) but that’s what Spring Training is for! The team the assembled in Fort Myers is, more or less, the team that will take the field on Opening Day. Could the bullpen have a few position battles? Sure. Could Craig Kimbrel still return? Uhh... Will Dustin Pedroia be healthy enough to start the season? Hopefully.

In the gallery above you can see the more formal pictures - although some players have a little more fun with these than others. But there was also a series of photos taken that were a bit more stylish. Putting the Red back in Red Sox. And let me tell you, they look pretty good.

Xander Bogaerts and Eduardo Nunez are looking out at the horizon. Sitting and standing next to the Iron Throne (or the Fenway South seat) the infield pair is ready to take on the world.

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But Brock Holt had some other ideas that day. A little posing. A little tilting. He’s on to something here.

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Somewhere outmpf the picture you hear “say ‘World Series!’”

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And last but not least, our MVP: Mookie Betts. MVP! MVP! MVP! Can he lead his team to the postseason once again? Can he be a Red Sox player forever?

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