Mar 21, 2014|
We talk to Sox catcher David Ross and get his take on how the team is shaping up in Spring Training, and what they expect out of this upcoming season.
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Joining us on the AT&T hotline is. Catcher for the Boston Red Sox David Ross is on the line -- this David its dale Michael and Christian how -- yeah. I'm doing great guys -- -- don't do you rate it is just the day in paradise down there right at bat that afternoon did you guys got a local cold weather that I got down here at night. People I read. I mean I mean certainly I believe bongos. Man and I -- given the weather report I haven't had. I wanna ask you quick question we talk about David Ortiz earlier and and I'm just curious from a a fellow player's perspective. What's that what's the shadowed David Ortiz cast over that clubhouse what kind of what kind of personality as he would in the Red Sox locker room in our dressing room in the on the roster. -- that they record I think is. He backed up on guy to be around he's been doing this for so long. Yet I'm and it's it's a load for the young guys take care that -- guys something is -- hard everyday. It's -- respect that it he'd make these upon guy. You know he's got his business side too many we take pride in his work in the hitting it and he worked hard and and they expect to do well it. He's like a lot of -- but I mean our our locker room and our lineup is it newspaper up like I -- You know it is up -- that point about the locker room in the lineup not -- the same but in terms of personnel. Bit of that 2013. Teams -- -- championship team. Bring back a lot of the same guys. I was wondering what's the approach. You don't wanna do everything they say it and know seasons this thing so you can't expect. Things did go exactly the way that they did 2013 how you prepare. Between fourteen and know that something different but try to capture. Some of that magic he had 1213. Well the best thing about our team that we we all -- reach -- played each other we go ignored the battle. Every day read the other -- and what I say about it. Is seen is that back -- last year we only lost in a row all here we never lost or that. That is that that the definition at the end it but we we we bring how. Are not able to work every day we go up there we we work are we prepare plays hard and at night. He thought it would or lose -- article agent and we go about. We go about our business and -- next date though. I -- it or about personality we got -- in a lot about ring and ring and it's every night was we do that. It's not that our ability. We entered his -- -- there -- -- around that area -- ago. There's so you know it's about a week and a half whether the season starts. Are you guys anxious -- -- be done all the work you do is there anything left to do with a pretty much just trying to contain your. Exactly where that first game and if so how you can how you would you do to contain an energy. It is it to that point now he. And that we date cure -- I'd probably be like. Okayed it that let it I'm ready to go in and deprived and a lot of a lot of probable and around here -- always a probably fight it the greatest college I. I'd say that every year like it's about it's -- -- I think guys are ready we got to let those pitchers -- -- and nick and those. That Danny and let him up there -- You know you just go out and and we're a they -- oriented everybody got their great support and our drills and our BP and get ready for the game so we're ecstatic Groundhog Day for us. You know we just like to get that would keep up -- grumble a little later but nothing really changes. You know I was able to get down there last month -- -- some of the names in person that I had heard about. The last couple years highly regarded prospect. -- Henry Owens -- him. That's the name of hurt there when I was able to see him. It was a little surprising little bigger than I thought. Interesting delivery. I'll what did you think did you you worked with all these guys about politics of the prospects. The Red Sox -- been talking about we haven't seen as closely as you have. That the great thing about the end. An older guy it. These young guys I get to catch him and get out about it -- but -- and point. -- some kind of talent here and and in a minor -- Pitching staff in organization jokers basket protector. In my heart any Butler we got some guys come in that are really really out it. Along with that the -- so it's going to be a bright for the Red Sox I think. The main thing that I saw those young guys is. Maybe. They need all instinct -- learn how to refiners you know that they. You know they got the big arm they got the break -- stuff but. They need to locate that fastball a little more consistency for me consistently for me they need to find that he's going to be fine that. Consistent breaking ball that -- they don't a year and it and in a future right now. Little things like that or get in and out of it deep to outlook of you could legitimately. David you're the national spokesperson for -- who -- power of teen challenge. Tell me exactly what that it's. What was it apart. -- which I think photos from all of our country of people in it and there -- depth issue that what he'd that are. Their best representation of their team and get here you know Red Sox the back and I'm not associated with it but I. It the Red Sox that's what we're all about how we want Meissner is. -- -- -- -- -- -- of ourselves for the betterment of the team and that's what to -- knows all about so it was an OT dot com major factors in or even sixty. But it does photos that you might get a chance that that hang out here or lord another this pseudo but you know aptly though it does photos and. So your team might actually get a chance that a little session with -- one of them is -- all athletes. Diego they're voted racquet -- -- -- get a grip right out. That's the that's the jackpot. So what I'd like an ala David Ross who -- what does that what does that's a great night up in the Bronx tale. A great night out David Ross to be just. Like his acting right you get to hang out what he parent that's. But that's about it -- out that it that I meant that by 830 that I laid out Mike is that I've I've sat out the set of people. People yet you can't get these we get laid out to get the ball. For more information again you can go to -- -- no team dot com. You get all the information for -- who -- power of team challenged David Ross Boston Red Sox we appreciate your time will see as soon when the season gets going. Dale -- Christian I appreciate you get that may not always a pleasure. Thank you take care and is that David Ross turning us from Fort Myers I'll leave the weather report -- goals sunny and 75 and a slight breeze. That's the pitches makes a difference because it's hit better though dale. It's -- it's telling myself is fighting. Is it weird that it's the so right lead right now is that there's -- weird switch over for me mentally. Because usually I'd I'd like it down when it's dark and flicked out at 5 o'clock -- like sweet -- -- -- then they haven't I really tell a lot. But now it's light outside I can get a lot of little luck out of it not that Saudia was a good two hours -- -- simply don't know note to block. -- Asante. And it's my -- Did not see them moon. Until he was like three -- could we put him I mean he needs to put down so early. It was still light and we could I'd like that is that -- his window that he thought it was nighttime when it's not like that a little looked. There's some shall call there the big mouth -- -- -- -- -- the moon with me was -- that he thought out there that wasn't talking to me. The battle on ABC and we and that because normally it dead before it becomes a problem but on this. Would get back to the calls on the other side at 6177797937. That's telephone number -- like talks sports with -- Friday's means a little bit of everything. I will tell you that it's not looking good for you UMass minutemen still funny basketball left on Michael Ellis are about five minutes and 42 seconds don't let. I don't even think about the fact that eighteenth what he needs it and there. -- hit a couple threes couple authority turnover could happen. Maybe they lose their composure that the fact that you just turned the ball over to them probably he'll be gone for the moment. 6177797937. Telephone number. Dale Arnold Michael -- Christian Fauria live -- champions Boston the Marriott hotel in Copley Square Sports Radio WE yeah.