It is only 5 days until the four best words of any winter: Pitchers and Catchers Report. The Boston Red Sox are headed into the spring in as strong a position as they have been since 2007 and look to be the favorites on paper. Guys are already reporting to Ft. Myers and the Truck is leaving today, but I can’t say that I’m 100% comfortable with the way the Sox are heading into the season.
Most years we could say the same thing, but this season has a question mark that hasn’t been there for quite a while, the spectre of large scale injury worries. Last season, the Sox won 89 games with a club that was led by J.D. Drew. Led and Drew are two words that should never go together, but that was because of the injuries that took out half of the lineup. This year, everybody is supposed to be healthy, and that may be the case, but with four of the top five guys in the lineup coming off off of injuries (Ells, Pedey, Youk, Gonzo) and the entire infield less than 100%, I am tempering my expectations. (Except for the fact that I get a boner every time I try to figure out this year’s Sox lineup.)
Who the hell cares though. It’s Truck Day, and right now, all is right with the world.