When I was a kid, the Red Sox-BC spring training game was the calling card of spring.
It was a night game, it was on WSBK (in the days when NESN was not widely available), and even though the starters were all gone by the third inning, it was baseball, dammit, and we were happy for the opportunity to watch it — particularly because it was usually still too cold and snowy to toss the ball around outside just yet.
Nowadays, things have changed. The game’s during the day, it’s probably on NESN, which I don’t get, and even if I did, it would probably be blacked out because MLB apparently hates when fans get the opportunity to actually watch baseball.
One thing hasn’t changed, though. The Red Sox still know how to crush college kids. Unfair? Yes. Fun? Heck, yes. Like they say, it’s only hazing if someone gets hurt. Ok, they don’t say that, and a BC player has in fact gotten hurt, so never mind. The Sox lead 8-0 in the third.
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