Spring training is at once the most exhilarating and ball-draggingly slow time of year. But quote like this one, from Teets Francona regarding Friday’s grapefruit rain-out against St. Louis, make it all worthwhile:

“What are you going to do? Youk called me at 7:30 and I was dying to say don’t go. But on the odd chance that we play, it would have been a [bad] thing. So I told him he could have the first choice of sandwiches. If I was the Cardinals and I had a sellout, I would want to play the game, too. I don’t blame them.”

Weather willing, the Sox take on the Twins today at 1:30pm on NESN. If you’ve got the time, ladies, I’ve got the Pabst.