Found March 30, 2013 on NESN.com:
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11:32 a.m.: Just a friendly reminder that NESN’s coverage of Opening Day on Monday will begin at 11 a.m. That’s two hours of baseball coverage leading up to the start of the regular season. Anyone else fired up? 11:15 a.m.: The lineup cards are in, and Jackie Bradley Jr. is not in the starting nine. Getting the start as the designated hitter on Saturday will be Daniel Nava, who earned himself a roster spot with a very impressive spring — even if it may have flown under the radar due to Bradley’s amazing production. Check out Saturday’s lineup below. Red Sox Jacoby Ellsbury, CF Shane Victorino, RF Dustin Pedroia, 2B Mike Napoli, 1B Will Middlebrooks, 3B Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C Jonny Gomes, LF Daniel Nava, DH Jose Iglesias, SS Felix Doubront, P 10:30 a.m.: As the Jackie Bradley Jr. watch continues, we’ve got some news to pass along. Bradley will travel with the team to New York, according to The Boston Globe’s Pete Abraham. That seems to suggest that Bradley has a good chance of mak...
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