I'm flying out of Logan this morning on my way to Florida - surprisingly, not to Fort Myers, but to Orlando, to see a college friend. However, the airport is filled to the brim with Red Sox fans heading down to see the team in action for the first time in 2013.
The crowd is mostly families with children young enough to be able to miss a week or two of school with no problem, all decked out in their Red Sox finest. Official workouts for pitchers and catchers start this morning, and position players have until later in the week, with the first full workout taking place this Friday.
Everyone commenting about the team on record, from manager John Farrell to team owner John Henry, seems cautiously optimistic about the upcoming season. It certainly can't be much worse than last year's injury-riddled fiasco.