This is it. The week that puts the end of winter in New England in sight, and last year’s baseball season out of sight. Truck Day, then pitchers and catchers report to Fort Myers.
This year there will be a new twist to the Red Sox camp: the one-man news story Daisuke Matsuzaka. He is the story. Sure, there’s talk of Schilling playing another year, the JD Drew saga, the return of Lester, but the first stop for the media will be to seek out Matsuzaka.
Check out this little tidbit about Daisuke. In his first match-up with Ichiro Suzuki, he struck him out in three consecutive at-bats! In his major league career, Ichiro strikes out roughly once every three games, and this guy struck him out three times in a row.
Yes, spring is coming…