Bob Ryan writes that Manny Delcarmen, Boston’s own, will be more like his true self this season after playing hurt in 2009.
For new Mets outfilder Jason Bay, Boston was just a stop on the way. Amalie Benjamin has the story from Port St. Lucie.
The notebook has John Lackey dealing with the elements and pitching well against the Mets. There are also updates on Mike Lowell, Jason Varitek, Clay Buchholz and a Cuban first baseman the Red Sox may have an interest in.