This is the sixth in a weekly installment of the "Starting Nine," where Chris Mason will offer nine thoughts from the Red Sox clubhouse on Monday afternoons.1. A year ago, Brian Johnson's anxiety and depression were so severe that he was mulling retirement. The 25-year-old first-round pick had the courage to ask for help.He got it.Johnson took two months away from baseball to get the treatment he needed.
BOSTON – Drew Pomeranz had a built-in excuse before tonight's game even began.He didn't need it.Pomeranz had just finished throwing his first-inning warmup pitches when the umpires and managers huddled up. On a rainy night, both sides deemed the field conditions unplayable.So instead of throwing the first pitch, Pomeranz went to the dugout and spent the next half hour watching the grounds crew put fresh dirt on the infield.
Spring Training is almost officially underway, and contrary to popular belief, the Red Sox equipment truck did not need a snow plow to get out of Boston. Dozens of Fenway's most faithful braved the snow to see the the 18-wheeler off on its 1,480 mile trip to JetBlue Park in Fort Myers on Thursday. The festival around "Truck Day" is an annual celebration Red Sox owners began in 2003, signifying the start of baseball season.
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