The Boston Red Sox sure do love their baseball.
Mike Cole of NESN (h/t Yahoo! Sports' Mike Oz) reports Dustin Pedroia, Jonny Gomes and Jarrod Saltalamacchia showed up to work a day early just to catch a Blue Jays game at the Rogers Centre on Monday.
The report reminds fans the Red Sox are coming off a stretch wherein they played 17 games in 17 days, which means a few of them couldn't wait for a day off to make a tee time.
Not these three.
Here is a screen grab along with a circle to highlight the three go-getters, via Oz:
Oz also informs us the Boston players were just a couple of seats down from Rush singer and Blue Jays fan Geddy Lee.
Who knew a day game between last-place Toronto and second-place Oakland would be such a must-see event?
Of course, the Red Sox faithful have to be pleased with the sight, because some of their former players were known to cause controversy with their days off.
Josh Beckett, we are looking at you.
It's refreshing to see three athletes that enjoy the game so much that they couldn't wait to get back to the field. Although, this is hardly an endorsement of the available daytime leisure activities found in Toronto.
As noted, the team hasn't had a day off since July 25 and has gone 10-7 since that time. What's more, the Red Sox now have a little breathing room, enjoying a three-game lead in a jam-packed AL East.
If ever there was an opportunity to just sleep the day away, it would have been Monday. Instead, Pedroia, Gomes and Saltalamacchia decided to go scout their opponents and enjoy the game from the fan's vantage point for once.
For those wondering, the Blue Jays dropped the day game to the A's, 5-1. Perhaps they should have enlisted the help of various members in the audience.
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