Originally written on Fenway West  |  Last updated 3/4/12
The Red Sox took the first game of Spring Training and more importantly, the first game of the Mayor's Cup.  Of course, NESN informed us that the Twins manager Ron Gardenhire said that since the Sox moved that he thinks the Mayor's Cup no longer applies and even if we "win" he is not giving us the Cup.  I think that might cause a revolt Ron!!  So...if and when we win the Cup, we had better GET THE CUP! Josh Beckett started the game for the Sox.  He pitched two scoreless inning.  He gave up a hit to start the game and then walked two batters in the 2nd.  Beckett and Valentine both said he was working on his changeup, so he probably threw more of them then he would in a regular season game.  Beckett was also caught by Jarrod Saltalamacchia.  Beckett was asked about 400 questions about how he is transitioning from not being caught by Varitek when he came to meet with the media.  Andrew Miller took the mound next for the Sox.  I was very impressed with his outing.  Miller is well know...
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