On Monday the Boston Red Sox played the Tampa Bay Rays in spring training and won, 5-1. The winning pitcher was one Terry Doyle.
If you’re wondering about the hat he’s wearing, the shot is from the Cape Cod Baseball League, where Terry pitched for the Yarmouth-Dennis Red Sox in 2006 and 2007. Y-D won the CCBL Championship both years.
Terry, a BC guy, was the ace starter for Yarmouth-Dennis. Their closer was David Robertson, who was the CCBL Playoff MVP and has been the 8th inning guy for the “Evil Empire” New York Yankees the last few years.
The catcher was one Buster Posey (the local PA guy always announced him as “Bustah”), who was the National League Rookie of the Year for the San Francisco Giants in 2010 and National League MVP and Batting Champion in 2012.
And to think that we saw them – along with many other future Major Leaguers – in the pleasant late afternoon post-beach setting of Red Wilson Field in South Yarmouth.