FORT MYERS, Fla. — Cody Ross is adjusting to the Red Sox quite well. After hitting two home runs and driving in five run against Northeastern in a 25-0 victory today, he arrived for his postgame interview wearing a Bruins cap.
Ross watched the Dallas Stars when he was a kid and followed the San Jose Sharks during his two seasons with the San Francisco Giants.
“Now I’m a Bruins fan,” he said.
If Saturday’s game is any indication, Ross will be a big fan of Fenway Park, too. Both of his home runs were shots over the replica Green Monster at JetBlue Park.
A righthanded pull hitter, Ross seems like a good match for Fenway.
“Obviously any time you’re swinging the bat well, whether it’s in Little League or if against college pitching or major league pitching, it feels good,” he said. “I like it. It plays a lot better for my swing than a lot of parks I’ve played in.”
Ross said he doesn’t want to get too conscious about trying to pepper the wall at Fenway. But after spending most of his career at pitcher-friendly parks in Florida and San Francisco, he welcomes the change.
“I’d be lying if I said no,” he said.
Ross had a solo shot in the second inning and a grand slam in the fourth.
“He got a couple of balls up that he was able to elevate and hit the high fly ball that he does. We’ve all seen that swing in postseason, haven’t we?” said manager Bobby Valentine, referring to Ross winning being named MVP of the 2010 National League Championship Series. “He’s got that swing and I think it will play at Fenway.”