Red Sox ready to kick off 2013 season

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April 1, 2013, 5:27 am
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(NECN: Justin Michaels) - Could this be the year for the Red Sox?

Fans we talked with are hopeful.

They’re pleased with the additions roster, but they agree the Sox may have some challenges.

Outfielder Jackie Bradley, junior is all the talk right now

He’s a rookie who is doing very well and Bradley is a bright spot for this 2013 team.

Many are placing their hopes in this young player.

People are also talking about the new manager John Farrell, thinking he may just be what the doctor ordered to get the Sox moving.

But this morning fans say their expectations are low and they’re hopeful for a Cinderella team.

 “I think they’ve got a pretty good chance this year. They’re in a tough division so we’ll see what happens but I think they’ve got a pretty good chance this year,” said one fan.

“It depends on how their young players come up and how their pitching staff does. I think what they’ve acquired for pitching and how they’ve done, I mean they should be alright,” said another.

“I’m real excited about baseball season starting. Summer’s the best time of year in Boston,” said a fan.

Another fan said, “I’m always excited about the start of the season. I love coming to Fenway. I think the new manager’s going to bring some good energy and to the team and to the town because he’s known.”

And like you heard those two fans say, just coming to Fenway for the average fan is part of the whole experience and people are ready for baseball back in Boston.

Tags: red sox, Yankees, New York, 2013 season
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