Red Sox Spring Training Roundup: Week 1

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Red Sox Spring Training Roundup: Week 1
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Adrian Beltre tripped over a baseball. (Don't worry -- he's fine.) Dustin Pedroia joked about swapping positions with David Ortiz. (Ortiz declined.) And Daisuke Matsuzaka broke out his best English phrases. ("Get me a new translator!")

The first week of the Boston Red Sox spring training has wrapped in Fort Myers, Fla. Here are a few tidbits from the media that made the trip:

The Red Sox don't want to hear you talk about their perceived lack of offense, writes Dan Shaughnesy in the Boston Globe.

Mike Cameron likes to ramble with fans.

The next incarnation of Boston's southern headquarters will feature a sister to the Green Monster in Fenway Park.

Prospect Casey Kelly is as wide-eyed as the fans. He also impressed with consistent delivery during live batting practice on Friday.

And Adrian Beltre said he was feeling fine after a nasty run-in with an errant baseball.

This is an interesting year for media covering spring training. Both the Boston Globe and new writers at have been blogging and posting video features all day every day this week, as they should. For fans it provides a more candid look at the whole experience. There is certainly a lot more access available now than even five years ago.

Red Sox Nation should eat it up.

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