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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 10:50 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - An ugly game all the way around on Friday at Charlotte Sports Park for the Red Sox , as they fell to 0-3 in Grapefruit League play with a 12-4 loss to Tampa Bay. Michael Bowden doesn't get out of the second, allowing four runs on five hits and two walks. The wind in left made...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 10:24 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Terry Francona joked Friday morning that he brought an extra pair of sunglasses with him for the trip to Charlotte Sports Park. The reason? When Francona was a bench coach for the Texas Rangers in 2002, the Rangers were in their final season in Port Charlotte and the field...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 10:03 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Friday was an unusual day for Red Sox righthander Michael Bowden . The 22-year-old Sox prospect could not locate his fastball for strikes early in the count and it led to a short outing against Tampa in his first outing of the spring. But in our Extra Innings Mechanical...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 9:09 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Rocco Baldelli met with Terry Francona just prior to the Grapefruit League opener on Wednesday and wanted to be sure he was going on the trip to Port Charlotte on Friday. The Red Sox manager was thinking it was a natural and Baldelli agreed. '€œTito talked to me the other...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 6:54 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - In between hosting a mock wine tasting prior to stretching Friday morning and suggesting taxidermy for a wild boar from near the lake outside the Charlotte Sports Park field, the always affable and metaphysical Joe Maddon talked about his team playing the Red Sox for the...
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Rob Bradford
February 27, 2009 - 6:46 am
So how big was that fish David Ortiz posed with ? (Not caught, just posed with ... this reminder brought to you be J.D. Drew ). We have another photo for you to size it up with ... Jack Drew (J.D.'s son) does the honors. While our man Trags is getting it done on the road with the Red Sox in Port...
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Mike Petraglia
February 27, 2009 - 6:33 am
Port Charlotte, Fla. - Just about the time a wild racoon was escaping ushers in the stands behind home plate, Rocco Baldelli was re-introducing himself to his former Tampa Bay teammates during batting practice on Friday morning at Charlotte Sports Park. His former manager had beaming words about...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 11:50 am
Takashi Saito followed Jon Lester with an inning of relief, giving up one hit while striking out two. Interesting note: Pitching coach John Farrell said after the Red Sox ' 3-2 loss to Pittsburgh that Saito's velocity had jumped up significantly from his bullpen sessions. "Very positive, said...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 10:57 am
The Red Sox dropped a 3-2 decision to the Pittsburgh Pirates at City of Palms Park , but more importantly starter Jon Lester looked solid in getting through his two innings. Here is what the lefty had to say after the game: '€œYeah, it was nice to face some live hitters and get that L-screen out...
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Rob Bradford
February 26, 2009 - 7:48 am
It sounds like a 1970's television show, doesn't it? Not so fortunate, but I can give a blog entry. Let's start with the latter portion of our title first -- the fish. The image you are seeing is that of David Ortiz holding up about a five-pound bass. Good stuff. But, unfortunately for Papi, it was...
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