Kansas City Here We Go!

Kansas City Here We Go!

04/01/2007: The Red Sox worked out this afternoon in Kauffman Stadium in anticipation of Monday's season opening game vs. the Royals. Shortstop Julio Lugo, who will make his Boston debut on Monday, celebrates as he comes out of the batting cage after hitting a long ball during his turn at bat.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Boston.com Coverage: Today's the Day

Hench: Power, Pitching Will Put Sox Back on Top

"The Red Sox had 37 starts made in ‘06 by journeymen who ended the season with a combined 6.91 ERA. Replace 33 of those starts with Dice-K and last year's 11-game gap between the Yanks and third-place Sox has to disappear, right?

Besides, with David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and J.D. Drew (who raked this spring) in the middle of the order, it's not like Boston will struggle mightily to score runs. Heading into 2007, the Red Sox look like the much more balanced team and, accordingly, will end the Yankees' nine-year hammerlock on the AL East, relegating New York to the wild card."-- 4.1.07, Kevin Hench, FOXSports.com

Shaughnessy: Opening Day Fever | KC Star: Sox Circus Comes to Town

"If you’re not optimistic, you’re crazy." -- 4.1.07, Red Sox manager Terry Francona

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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