The Boston Red Sox are back, and just as dominant as they were last year. But don’t just take my word for it. Trust Boston College.
The teams — pro vs. college — played a seven-inning “game” yesterday. It was a fair contest much in the way a prancing deer against a high-powered rifle with a telescopic lens is a fair contest.
The Red Sox had eight runs in the second inning. And they were just getting started. Final score: 24-0. The highlights? The Red Sox had 24 runs on 16 hits and — this is killing me — 15 walks; Boston College had 1 hit. Yeah, I understand pro teams play college teams early in spring training. But usually they take some steps to even things up. The best part is that MLB.com used a “storyform” format that ensured it had to find highlights for both teams. Boston College at the plate? That’s a tough one.
But let it be known that Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz “sparked” the Red Sox with RBI doubles. Because otherwise they had no chance.