FORT MYERS, Fla. — With the full understanding this will elicit no sympathy, it's 44 degrees and the wind is howling here. But nonetheless we shall persevere.
It's Photo Day here at JetBlue Park, which is just what it sounds like. The players and coaches have to pose for a bunch of photos. There are crews here from various media outlets, baseball card companies and the like. It's one of the rituals of spring training for every team.
It starts at 7 a.m. with John Farrell and the coaches. Then the young players have their sessions until the final group of veteran guys at 8:30 a.m. The team will be on the field about an hour later.
Many of the Red Sox starters will be throwing live batting practice today. So check back later for a report.
NESN will have a live show starting at 10 a.m. Tom Caron will have on assorted guests, including a few sportswriters.