Photo by Kelly O'Connor of

Photo by Kelly O’Connor of

Finally got my hands on one of those new Spring Training caps for the Red Sox. Not too bad, even with the new material they used for them. Not all that stretchy, just a little less stiff.

  • It was quite a treat seeing Mike Napoli go yard against a team not named the Red Sox, for once. Looks like the hips are doing well. (Deeply appreciated)
  • The Hardball Times has a good point – in terms of replacements, the 2013 Red Sox are far-and-away a better team. But can they make the playoffs? (Five questions: Boston Red Sox)
  • One good piece of life advice is to never rush a pitcher back that just came back from Tommy John surgery. It’s always the wrong move. (Rubby de la Rosa Minor League Bound)

The verdict? These caps are nice, but if you’d rather have the original/regular-season all-navy cap, go with that instead.