The grass is always greener

February 22nd, 2007 → 10:01 pm @ // No Comments

I’ve only been to one spring training in my life — 2005’s, when I was just beginning work on Feeding the Monster (bookplates, get yer free bookplates here!). Spring training is, for the most part, pretty tedious stuff…especially before the games start. (I never cease to amazed at the number of fans who truck down to Ft. Myers just to watch the workouts!) But every now and then, I miss it.

Today is one of those days. I would have liked to have seen Dice-K’s 103-pitch bullpen session, which, apparently, is no big deal for the $51 million man. I definitely would have liked to have been on hand for Curt’s press conference after Theo told him the Sox wouldn’t be offering him a guaranteed contract for ’08 before the end of the year. And I’ll never, ever tire of watching David Ortiz play baseball or talk to the press. Now that I’m no longer a working journalist — or at least one covering the Red Sox — I have absolutely no problem admitting that Ortiz is, far and away, my favorite player on the team, and certainly the only one who can get away with wearing lime green Izod shirts on a regular basis.

There’s more than a month before I’ll see the ’07 edition of the Sox in person. And yeah, I’m looking forward to it.

Post Categories: 2007 Spring Training

One Comment → “The grass is always greener”

  1. rog

    17 years ago

    Seth, there hasn’t been much talk about Ortiz’s cardiac scare from late last season. Did they ever find out what the cause was? We know every last detail of every injury to every pitcher’s arm out there, but it seems to me that this is a tad more important.


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