Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto are currently on a plane to Los Angeles to join their new teammates with the Dodgers. Punto took to his Twitter account to thank the Red Sox organization and fans, but he also posted the picture below showing the trio en route to L.A.
They look pretty thrilled to be getting out of Boston, though I suspect the smiles in the Red Sox front office are also quite wide right now.
There were a few exhibitions against college teams yesterday but today the Grapefruit League and Cactus League schedules begin in earnest, with big league teams, more or less, facing big league team, more or less.
The baseball will look like baseball, but the teams will be wearing different caps today: black caps with the maroon “SD” of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed in a mass shooting on February 14.
All teams and umpire crews will wear the caps pre-game, and they have the option to wear the caps during the games. The only two teams not playing today — the Royals and Rangers — will wear them tomorrow.
After the games players will sign the caps and they will be auctioned off to raise money for the Broward Education Foundation, which benefits the official Stoneman Douglas Victims’ Fund.
Here’s today’s schedule: