Extra Bases

Two stories worth checking out

One of the great joys of spring training so far has been spending time with Peter Gammons, who left ESPN in December to work with NESN and MLB.com. The Hall of Famer wrote a terrific piece today about the relationship shared by the great guitar player Derek Trucks and former big league fire-baller Virgil Trucks.

In Peter’s opinion, Derek is the best guitar player around. I’d cast that vote for Nils Lofgren or Tom Morello. But you can’t wrong with any of that trio.

The other story you should check out was by my friend Tyler Kepner of the Times. He caught up with former Sox bench coach Brad Mills, now the manager of the Astros.

Like Red at Shawshank, Terry Francona misses his friend but is glad he found a place to go.

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