FORT MYERS, Fla. — In a very Yankee-like move, the Red Sox have had inspirational quotes painted on the walls of the clubhouse at JetBlue Park.
One is from Ted Williams. It says: "Ballplayers are not born great. They're not born great hitters or pitchers or managers, and luck isn't a big factor. No one has come up with a substitute for hard work."
The other is from Carl Yastrzemski: "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it.”
Two walls remain blank. We'll see what they come up with next.
The Yankees have assorted phrases at their clubhouse in Tampa, all ordered by the late George Steinbrenner.