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Red Sox catcher David Ross: Time to get back to work

Feb 20, 2014|

David Ross joins Dennis and Callahan as the team turns the page heading into the 2014 season. Ross knows the team will never forget last year but it's time to go to work.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

-- -- three hours three Dennis and Callahan broadcasting live from Red Sox spring training at Fort Myers, Florida joining us here at the broadcast -- Red Sox catcher. Mr. Ross has joined by -- again gutsy guys in -- and I know it's I know the -- down here is to turn the page who started that I know it's done through text message was -- one guy who said you know we got to stop talking about hangovers got to stop talking about. Duck boat to go stop talking about being world champions -- afforded 2014 who was the guy behind that. I don't know if I've seen a couple pictures via via text -- you know it's the church of these shirts on the -- might have something do with that but. I don't think it's like so much turn the page as far as just stop talking about it because -- Do what they wanna get. Back to his guys in the clubhouse I'd get here -- else's story out. You know we're still talking about stuff and and reminisce a little bit but. When we get out here on the field it's gotta this to work you know and and that's kind of much -- we had last year -- this is getting it out there and you are working to get done. We -- your manager yesterday I've never seen him -- relaxed and so confident so pleased with the way things are going to -- reflect the entire mood of the team. I think so I -- I'd I would say relax but I know guys are are happy to get back to work all right guys are excited to see each other -- -- one -- things. It is nice to get back in and see these guys again and give back to normal routine -- like -- as -- Players how we know Ryan Dempster was no longer in his prime as a pitcher he was in the top of his game and he knew witness one of the reasons he walked away but. When he did you guys all kind of rallied around him people -- he taught us how to have fun and we're really gonna miss some. Tell us what he brought to you go you do you get credit for playing several similar role making it loose making it fun what the deficit duties until jokes. -- and yet it carjacker asks we get on the bus along road trip we Landon. He's got everybody's but it's on -- Mike on a bus kind of got the gun stuff yet he did I -- does that Harry Carrey does. You know he -- he -- do all this is different things and give us a tour Toronto only land these Canadian and tell us all about Canada and make us laugh and I think the main thing that we do is better than we realize that long stint of the season. And that -- not take ourselves too seriously let's not get too worked up over are really bad you know the best thing to do after a terrible terrible ugly loss. Is not there solved its realize that hey let's move on let's turn to page. Hey we got a 162 of these let's turn the page on that loss yet it was terrible to this move past it. Were you surprised he walked the way he could have come here even if he were hurting it couldn't collected thirteen million dollars in just kind of made it through the the final season. He walked away from a lot of money. He did and that's a credit fairway wood house security was and and not -- they would perform at the highest level how surprised no no is going to be missed yes. I was wrong I thought he walked away from more money than it was ever made if it's added fourteen points six. So I have that and -- -- collectors fair weather radar let's say that. There today the one of the things Dempster said to us on duck boat today as we were interviewing him he said spit it never in his career heady player summit team that didn't have. Use the term enable on the team which you agree with that and and and you've been around twelve or thirteen years -- -- read more fun playing with this group put guys -- last year. Now this is -- this a fun group to come to work with every day and it was really nice. Have I ever. I must say I'll say this we got rid of 88 holes that war around yeah an office took care of anybody that wasn't -- worn -- cells against those. So let's witnesses today is there any way I am so -- we got rid of that they did a good job of of getting guys in there that were on board to what was going on and that's a credit to John and the coaching staff in the front office well -- -- away holes at the end of last year are there any holes that I will say that I don't know that it. Quote -- that -- real quick if we need to bring get back to help us clean that up we you know or fly -- and a helpless hopeless maybe there's some suggested that Pierzynski may be able odd feeling up little is big idea actually get to know him I think. Meet personally -- It's real similar from because we both have kids we both we can talk about a lot of things that's different then. Maybe a younger catcher younger guy on the team we have a lot to relate to and he's done so much I am I look -- to maybe -- a little bit how he goes about his business -- what he does NF. Or to understand where he is in terms of getting used to the staff what do you know about this staff right now that you did know a year ago today. Well man taunted just just their comfort zone what do you like to go you know Jon Lester. Is gonna go heaters any nostalgia is hearing John Lackey. Even when in doubt he's -- to be -- foresee or down away and he's gonna he's a nail that pitch he's -- you can have confidence and what he's gonna do play bar codes we get it's clay he's our realize how. What a broad spanned he can do as far as. Of what he can do at the baseball and how he can work something different hitters when he's on the mound -- Is your ability to determine how much you're on the same page with a particular pitcher on a particular date a direct result how many times he does or does not shake you off. You know I -- shaking off because it gets me in their brain more bright I love -- nation especially down here I love when a pitcher shakes me off that they. If they can shake me off down here at tellem that that -- shake up under the more Ernie node more I learn right. So how lard and then when it comes at a game when you do shake me off in a situation what to a strong about it go talk to on the mound. Or I'll talk to the dugout and say. Hey this is rustic and think about this this this this you know and now have a reason in my hand and he may have the same. And that's where the relationships are to build public its -- do you expect to play against every lefty and do you ever anticipate being a personal catcher well no sir not I I actually it just. I just wanna play whenever John puts me in there and I got said before read it if I think -- -- good for me I wanna play if they're not. You don't get somebody in their gives the best chance to win underage is gonna gonna help us do that and I think we worked together. Like me insulted -- -- the more we work together the better world we're going to be is salt is what you are you giving you guys are taken straight platoon. You I don't eat John has said nothing to me out to he said nothing in the NH actually hits lefties pretty well it's I've ever -- is musher in Texas and he played against Lester and he was over they was over off off Lester but he had some really tough at bat so I know he's in -- and in the and the pitch I was -- -- -- you seem. It's healthy he was before it got current last year I. Caught -- yet I have not calling I've caught probably young guys -- cause lack. Two days ago so. I'm looking forward to you know it's only day three of us catch -- today if you condolence. I have caught all those first got caught I was really impressed sneaky fastball -- easily -- real easy delivery. For me he's he's already trying to do some things that are or a veteran pitcher. I talked a little bit about let Taylor -- and that fastball command first before we start. Backdoor breaking ball and changeup and his change up his. Plus plus semantics really good at his breaking ball he can flip this big inflicted it pretty much time. What do you just through what he started. Not opening day but first week of the season went out there and started a Major League game. Won't be the problem would that mean he's got the physical ability to get you and he's got a pitching coach he's got guys helping him. I'll pick -- adapt to the big leagues what would be the downside. For me baseball's all about confidence and if you if you have a guy with confidence and and you -- -- You know. Can get that confidence it's harder to come back from that or. You would hate for him to come in and struggle a little bit and then think he can't pitch -- a level that kid's gonna pitch the Major League level if he's healthy. It's just gonna take some time he needs to refine some things because you wanted to come -- and have success you know some organizations. Are able to bring up younger guys and let them take their bombs become -- worlds series championship. You know you have a little bit less openly or I would say he has some -- guys that you feel more confident which. Regrets dust catcher David Ross and David everybody has their their their highlight moments of -- last year but I am looking to -- little inside baseball. Tellme a quiet moment that you had a -- accomplishment with a pitcher that may -- we didn't see him highlights it wasn't you know the cop. With that with a victory -- and in the outfield was there some moment that you said this is important to what we're trying to accomplish here as we get to the post season that you're the pitcher had. While Felix the guys that that place stayed on the radar guys that were -- a little banged up you got guys like Craig Breslow who was just going out there. And -- -- -- sure. The sheer -- he was pitch him with that and get us out of -- especially Detroit and became -- got some huge outs in the championship series. And then it was really fun me and Lester really hit it off and it really fun to watch him. Just get dominant yeah -- just dominant that was fun that. That we just what you thought the games don't get out of hand a game one he got that double play and and he screamed at me out screaming at him -- in the emotions were. Were ridiculous yeah. So scientific group baseball breakdown of why Koji is so good because just to the naked -- doesn't look like you should be that they got it right back and raise these unbelievable. For me it's confident says that he's got. Pitching is deception. Okay and and and and control for me. He's got great deception as is fastball did you talk to guys who faced before our team. And is -- budget -- -- off do you see a lot of first pitch fastballs have developed guys are ready it's Biden you know it's 89 so he's got some deception there. And I mean he can throw it to a location over and over and over both sides of the plate. And the second thing is you don't see a whole lot is you never see a guy control others -- you'd never see let's put -- away and if he could throw the -- -- -- both sides of the plate is the most split finger fastball pitchers can throw narrowed down to try to get the -- I even watched the guy to -- he was thrown a lot and the video I saw a lot of just middle down. Coach draws a backdoor front door to go in and now it looks just like -- heaters a pest controller on the staff. I would definitely say that yeah yeah no question and I caught movie -- the other day and he has really good. Roland hey you have one year left and you deal this is it 2014. And then you're done -- some guys would make a issue out of this and if I think if I need an extension in the final edit -- despite -- fifteen million more. I -- outlook for fifteen but if you wanna start the campaign for that one year extension and now here now with some guys earned is stored in other than that guys too and it still some. I'd have earned it some some a bus hit like 211 last year or so if it does got to be happy with the contract I got this year. And hopefully go -- try to get another championship and then. I'll start in my campaign let's get another chance about a -- them but today. We've been rolled pretty good until a number three guy here at home they'll start that can I I expect too would like to be here beyond Greg Garcia allowed I'd love come to work every day it's a fine. Clubhouse even a young guys are. Really good guys -- true professionals expander -- just got and Jackie Bradley and you know as young guys that we are coming up just troop rose. We've been in Boston for ever and do we overestimate. Girlfriends of pulling at Fenway Park and another ballparks across the country now. No I don't know it's spelled out different well it's just. When one makes the whole. Team better when I when I show up that the fans have to play. Expect my best yeah they do and not everywhere some people come to Jesse get an autograph for. A play and other stadiums where they're just you know it's it's that thing to do in the cities -- at a game. Boston bands come and they expect the best action they give us the energy what I want that that dugout about thirty minutes for the game and -- get registered for the starting pitcher. There's already. Fans streaming media and know who I am an -- and the end there I mean a couple months and there are ready. On my side and and he batting the odds that it's terribly hurt last year hitting but. They they expect a lot from me so it makes me elevate my game -- so that when I was here no way you could feel that what's that the opposite of the spectrum either homer away that you play with a just isn't any energy coming out of the stands down the field. I've I was home player in Atlanta and it it was -- would you know like come Monday -- day gain yeah it's the nationals. You know it's just Atlanta's I think that's why they're moving the part is just hard to get downtown traffic. Later did they actually do a Friday 735 games or more people can get down there there's just some some days energy wasn't as good as. -- M Monday -- it as a matter it doesn't matter what day it's it's a pretty pretty sold out. Crowd and Qaeda and fans bring their energy you're pretty vocal couple months ago I think it was in Maine about steroids about Iran that whole thing yes have been happy to see him drop his lawsuit. Yeah I was well I mean I am like I said in that interview just like. Come out and look in the mirror kind of guy you know if I mess up I'll be the first would tell you I I stunk it up outfielder. I did some I was exposed to I apologize and let's move on I'd just I'd I don't you know let's not bring in people that don't matter. David -- great to see you guys that I always a pleasure island for a talking got a bunch. It should be a lot of fun -- roster Dennis and Callahan 677797937. All guest appearing with the doesn't -- program get -- should never get them. Bone fish grill wayside road Burlington wayside commons Cranston, Rhode Island doing -- in south Windsor Connecticut will take a quick -- -- back to the phone calls John Peter we see on the cable talk to you next.

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