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Seven Games, No TV Broadcast

Including todays 1:05PM start against the Phillies, the Red Sox will have played seven Spring Training games without a single one being broadcast on TV. This makes about zero sense to me.

With all the hype of the new faces coming to Boston this season, I want to be able to see their first at-bats in a Sox uniform without having to book a trip to Fort Meyer’s, Florida. Come on NESN. This is Red Sox Nation, people will skip work to watch the first Spring Training game on TV but instead I have to wait until the eighth game of Spring Training to see any live baseball.

I just saw a tweet from Ian Browne saying the only prominent players traveling to play the Yankees tomorrow will be Clay Buchholz, Jason Varitek, Jed Lowrie and Jose Iglesias. So the first game we are going to watch we don’t get to see Pedroia, Youkilis, Big Papi, Crawford, Ellsbury or ANYONE else good. That makes sense. Get on top of your game NESN. This is Red Sox Nation, WE WANT BASEBALL!

Would you watch these games if NESN broadcast them on TV? Share your thoughts in the comment section or vote in the poll…

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Projected Sox Lineup: Pedroia to Bat Ninth?

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On the night the Red Sox signed Carl Crawford, Terry Francona called Dustin Pedroia and told him that he was now batting ninth because they had signed Crawford. He was joking, of course, but on the WEEI Dennis & Callahan Show Pedroia was asked about hitting ninth and replied with this…

“I’ve [hit ninth] before … and I was hitting lasers in the nine spot. If you don’t change your mind-set, you’ll be fine.”

There is absolutely no way Pedroia hits ninth. You just don’t hit a former AL MVP ninth in the order.

Coming of an injury plagued season, Jacoby Ellsbury will likely begin the season in the nine hole with Pedroia leading off.

Here is my projected lineup on opening day:

2B Dustin Pedroia

LF Carl Crawford

3B Kevin Youkilis

1B Adrian Gonzalez

DH David Ortiz

C Jarrod Saltalamacchia

RF J.D. Drew

SS Marco Scutaro

CF Jacoby Ellsbury

Agree? Disagree? Share your thoughts in the comments section…

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Youk Happy to be Back at Third

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Why you say?…

Because he hated having conversations with the runners on base. He also wants to add a Gold Glove to his trophy case at the other infield corner, already having won a Gold Glove as a first baseman.

Here is the quote straight from Youkilis on being a conversationist as a firstbaseman.

“It’s just not interesting,” Youkilis said. “It’s fun sometimes if you have guys you know and you’ve played against. There’s some guys you might not care for too much. You get to know people over there, too. You get to understand people a lot more. But the social scene over there, I can do without. I’ve never been a social-scene kind of guy.

“It’s not fun. You want no-hitters and perfect games thrown where you don’t have to cover the base, but that’s not possible all the time. For me, I’ll leave it to Sean Casey, Jim Thome, guys that are really good over there. Kevin Millar. I’ll leave it to them to master that.”

 

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