And just like that, Scutaro earns every dime of his contract.

Nothing gets us in the mood for baseball like Red Sox team picture day, where players seem to outdo each other in desperate attempts at badassery that almost always come across as “mugshot.” The Globe’s got a couple of great behind-the-scenes shots here, our favorite of which is:

Now if that doesn’t end up as the cover of the 2011 Red Sox yearbook, I think ownership is doing the team and the fans a great disservice. Nothing says, “We may be picked to win it all but that doesn’t stop us from acting like we’ve just spent the last four hours inhaling Sharpie marker fumes” like this photo.

For those of you who prefer moving pictures, NESN’s got some footage: