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Shane Victorino, Red Sox OF, on signing with the Sox

Dec 13, 2012|

The newest Red Sox outfielder joins Mut and Merloni to discuss his decision to sign with the Red Sox, his time with the Phillies, and where he wants to hit in the order.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Yeah I was worried about staying Chilean and and focus on that and weren't about you know. When I was going to be instead of just going out there for any game it's yeah -- -- for the most part it it'd got to me because I love Philly somewhat -- candidate. I don't know beyond that now you know forces have you want to but you know up I look at Ford 2013. There that -- -- Red Sox over other positions. You -- just -- back again the tradition the history the nation with a team. You know I know the last appears assists and I was fit into my counterparts in the last careers have been especially tough for Boston you know our position. You know what I get an -- we look beyond that now how would afford 2013. And you know our position that we can be you know again it's just the game of baseball is -- baseball it happens sometimes like that you can't. You know put a finger on and you're -- see you -- at nearby talked about it was lost in the AL in the Phillies and -- and you look at those two do you foresee Boldin in a way I wanted to but at -- -- -- it's soft I'm a focus on that and have a great you know 2013 I think that I can have -- an -- and haven't gone there and have -- I think that's the most important part of bring energy to this organizations. There was Red Sox -- popular Shane Victorino will talk to them it just a second. Celtics ticket giveaway -- the code word pass. To 379837. In the next ten minutes you'd be entered to win a pair of Celtics Hawks tickets for the game on March 20 ninth. It's all courtesy of -- space legal leading provider of data senator space and managed IT services. And by the Boston Celtics I tickets right now it's Celtics dot com if you wanna went Celtic tickets -- we have to do. Text the word pass right now at 379837. To get ten minutes to do so that text the word pass. Right now the 379837. Right here to win Celtics Hawks tickets courtesy. Lot Lou WEEI am -- Celtics. -- -- what are you laughing it with. While you're doing this that would that -- grudge yes. It's but what is it it's its -- it's -- passing text the word passed at 379 I guess seven or get in a follow up on that rod garage conversation like that crap. When I at home yesterday but also joining us on the ATP hot -- heard express -- and an hour ago. Newest Red Sox outfielder I'm Shane Victorino Jamont and little Dario. -- -- -- -- day long time man since 2003 here we go on get out of the way. The things that brokered it in our carpet and I'm glad to have me they -- yet. Existence Diego outside of the pitching you -- some of the guys they brought in recently who just played in LA -- just playing Tampa to play in San Diego. You play the pressure cooker year he played in Philadelphia I was not what's important of the play in this city was. To learn how to fail you know what they like when they fail you know -- that big markets like Philadelphia. -- -- teams have done to get better understanding of what it's like playing in the city of Boston you feel that way. Honestly what arms and you know you definitely you know plain and you know again I am I -- -- obviously 1% but you know again a little volatile middle -- -- mark and you talk about defense and and -- -- -- doesn't. You know we were able to create you know and looking at this event and an early you know when he was -- you know the fan -- wasn't the most exciting. All across the by the end of the day. You know it's about going out there on the spot going out there and -- that we QB. And in here Bosnia had agreed that means you have the people. Aren't -- love of the game or passion about the game will know the game understand the game and you know and all the kind of things that. You know yes it's an added incentive from the perspectives and I've been very fortunate to -- it's -- too silly to have an opportunity. To play in a market like that and you know against -- -- out there and just being in myself and going up there and it -- And even under the senate candidate -- you know academic or whatever but our goal there and play hard and a new game correctly that's all I can do. It can be pretty negative in places like Philly and Boston -- is there -- a blocking out you have to do your read. A lot of them dvds listen to sports talk radio when you work hitting like you want to when you're struggling and attempt. You don't get an entity here at all you know people sit there and that -- CC -- I don't hear -- hear you you know without wanting that we got to do and and as we -- -- Because the players that we become as it is to block that kind of thing -- -- -- -- that he can make everybody happy and aside from a from just the baseball standpoint I think just in life and in general you know there's always going to be people on the other side and to a certain way but you know edited -- I might -- philosophy cycle there. I give a 100% win lose or draw yeah I mean yeah I don't wanna win every single game that's what I set out and blow out there and and shoot for every game but. It's like Gordon I give a 100% that's all you can -- -- But tough start to the Phillies and -- -- can snowball athletic club policy and you just couldn't -- rumors of being traded. What played into that last year for you as far as some of the struggles the numbers you don't normally see from him. You know I definitely had a lot of plays into it and you know again and then within you know having a guy like Ty Wigginton that you know -- aware of him lakers' Lou and guys like that that you know who. Who watch and learn and I understood and and you know the part of the game is -- what do you think the Georgia -- -- -- -- Europe and you know I think sometimes it. At that because that is the nature of the -- you want to do this you want that you want the best for you but at they only -- it was quarter for the game -- Russia I think yes early on that a lot of I get to -- -- one distinct Philly and wanted to get a contract on it. And you know come out -- obesity and before you started and you know it in the spring training and then Ernest honestly not you know getting something done and go into the season -- -- all the Palestinian billion dollars kind of thing that. You know at the end of the day you know what is it that you can't control and that's what I'm not here you can only -- -- on -- so you know shifting my focus that it kind of finishing a strong likelihood it was my goal at. You know again -- emirates soccer put on that uniform for first round today in the press conference and you know I'm excited. That your hand body down the stretch Lester -- do you feel healthy now heading into what about a month or so two months out from spring training. The last two FL arms and I in the season you know and -- injury but I played last week I felt good and you know again it hasn't bothered me hasn't. You know I've been doing some party or some boxing -- just part of my offseason regiment at. You know Olerud those finer Peoples Financial healthy and up. And again last year and in the first time -- 22 years now and everyone on the also you know. Again that's a positive thing that I look at penalties they held the these 31 and I'll be 32 up on us being healthy and played a full season it's going out there and have fun doing it. You hear a lot around here busting -- the idiots of 2004 and that attitude and in this team here the culture -- maybe search for culture change you bring yourself then and Jonny Gomes and Mike Napoli will hopefully maybe Mike Napoli but. Was that ever discussed -- bring and then. And not go an idiot on him to -- good guys with personalities and that's important disorganization. Yeah I think you gonna sit in my -- starts it and you know I there are assessing was here and then and you are certainly don't respect but. You know I look at it this way when you win everybody's happy and you can that's what it's like guys that are pulling the same -- when you winning nobody disputes about character and you know mostly when you're not winning -- You know we all -- finance refineries -- -- you're not winning or why you're not being a team that you can be. -- of course you're part of what the chemistry and and you know for me I look at you know what the guys that are into the Petroleos you know the Dustin Pedroia it and and David Ortiz and Jon Lester. You know those guys like policies of the franchise he looked at those guys -- play -- and you look at those kind of -- look at their first and I will be -- you know. When you win. Happy when you lose -- gonna try to arteries and I think the chemistry is there. You know it's just a matter of you know adding additions like myself and Napoli and and and you know Jonny Gomes and you know going out there and being part of this team and have fun I think that's you know where we can -- long -- And let it -- If -- -- -- pretty energetic -- but you know you seem pretty fired up and really they're testing for that lateral stuff now you know he. You excitable Pineiro chipped out whoever it. Talk about the outfield situation UB had been a center fielder he had one year in right field where the defensive metrics that year don't you care about that's a little -- this defensive metric -- bring -- up as you but you're rated as the second best right fielder -- -- played right field that what. What are you look at as a challenger any challenges of playing this right fielder fan wishing. You know it's a big everybody knows that sort of the biggest is not the -- is right so in baseball but again it's you know -- activated that if you have covered a lot of ground. You know and the benefit I look at it to left field and practically -- another pitcher could he would domestic degree mark and moment. -- are going to be off the wall so you can chip you mr. Kolb would shift over and help me. You know what and it ended -- identical are gonna work on it together for entry you know we both know that we covered a lot of ground and again that's our focus you know so I'm one of you know magical minority I can cover some ground in -- year you know we spoke about a little bit. You know it's going to be fun at a senate and the the bit to go out there and I look at -- another but you know if I'm playing right nobody. I've -- Augusta the field. I gotta ask you because -- -- there were targeted Jonathan Papelbon played them last year. And I'm wondering if if you heard stories about happen and you played with happened and when you leave playing with -- is to -- that -- mash immunity was anything different than what you thought. Everything that everybody predicted. He would Ochocinco you know but you'll also -- a battle on you know -- it was great guy is a great addition to our position last year and you know and -- is a great part of that team you know he he he definitely was. -- Jonathan hole I'm sure that everybody got a year you know in the same guy and in the you know Philly energetic and have a -- energy and having all these you know the -- purse for the game and you know again that was that was part he was great teammate it was on the gear -- and you know -- -- -- -- a lot. John -- comes to you first day of spring training it's a shame where he won this lineup will dissect where you put. You can't say that you have to give him a spot what what have a lot of players did say I want it's that. And on the tool Lawyer Milloy has many bats they cancel -- all to begin admitted that he can needed the -- a lot about what -- I guess you might -- 170 he had just committed bat him leadoff hitter. You become a bat second behind Jacoby Ellsbury. Ever you know again whereas Leo Terrell ought to put battle out together Tom I'm all for the mean you've got a lot of -- -- got Jacoby got Pedroia. You know you have all these great players public lineup so wherever -- till I got hit that's where LB. Who dubbed the flying Hawaiian and it seems like you run with this thing this nicknames everywhere I you know he'll ever on sports and -- that. Yet you don't you don't hear that on you know it was it was actually was due to mets' broadcast we're trying to get commitment -- -- -- up and that. Why you know Betsy gave me the nickname. The final one. Now you under you faster but Benny got by Yani kind of have a little bit of that itself no load up. Or -- rights as good. (%expletive) we appreciate the time best of luck guys you get separate spring training appreciate taken a few minutes of Boston -- -- -- -- -- -- ago -- victory and joining us on the team the audits AT&T forgy LT he was speeds. Up to ten times faster than three GAT and T rethink possible I'm not sure. If the AT&T speeders -- Shane Victorino was talking they're all fired I don't want that they always different speed. Right there Florida street three G should be -- VG speed that's just how replaced him -- Image is that is that you get 24/7 from him that pretty much Jessica yes. -- at noon. -- -- I noticed what a true so yes it's got to get a good day that he also -- one point there you have guys like me Gomes Mike Napoli it's. Plea deal get done that he let that -- back that it doesn't get done event for the language now. That was good. Chain victory know joining us with this take a break come back 6177797937. 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