Happy Valentines Day to all of Red Sox Nation! On this day of love there's a lot to like:
- The Dice-K era has officially begun (The rapid-fire clicks of more than a dozen camera shutters capturing every movement made it sound like a den of rattlesnakes had just been disturbed along the outfield warning track of the practice field at the Red Sox’ minor league complex yesterday afternoon.)
- J.D. Drew is finally officially on our Roster (Cross Lenny DiNardo off your list of potential Red Sox closers for 2007 because he's headed for Oakland.)
- Pitchers and Catchers are reporting (From "free beer!" to "all you can eat," objectively speaking, there remains absolutely, positively no better phrase in the English language than "pitchers and catchers report.)
- Mariano wants out of NY (Sitting in his car outside Legends Field yesterday, Rivera was asked by The Post if he could be Boston's closer next year. "You never know," said Rivera)
Heck...the Celtics may even win tonight! Love must be in the air.