Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Suggested Red Sox Activities On Spring Training Off-Day

Today is the only off-day on the Grapefruit League schedule for your 2016 Boston Red Sox. Being the helpful scribes we are, we thought we'd recommend a few leisure activities for some of The Carmine Hose:

• For Pablo Sandoval: Schedule a lunchtime meal at a local Fort Myers Chipotle—then, thinking better of the idea, skip lunch;

• For Dustin Pedroia: Sit down. Stay still. Relax. Be quiet. It'll be good for you in the long run;

• For Hanley Ramirez: Go to the local Barnes & Noble (there's one at 13751 Tamiami Trail) and buy a copy of "Pure Baseball" by Keith Hernandez. Read the chapter on defense;

• For Rusney Castillo: Thank your lucky stars that Raúl Castro doesn't attend your games anymore;

• For Travis Shaw: Spend the day shopping for more suits and ties—you'll need them;

• For Christian Vazquez: Let Andover's Ryan Hanigan know that you'll occasionally head up to the Merrimack Valley and say hello to the folks—just in case he's traded;

• For Mookie Betts and Xander Bogaerts: Just keep doing what you guys are doing.