The Sox are not expected to sell out Wednesday’s game, ending a Fenway Park streak that started in 2003. But Bailey believes they are winning fans back to the park, led by their pitching.
“The fans demand and expect us to win,” he said. “Last year was obviously tough for everyone, the fans included, but they’re not going to turn away.
“There’s too much history here to not come to ballgames. I think this atmosphere and what you get here, not just as a team but the venue, there’s a lot to be said about that.
“But the way we’ve been throwing the ball and hitting the ball, obviously fans are happy and they’re not going to turn their backs on us.”