Merloni: How Day 1 of Spring Training differed this year

Merloni: How Day 1 of Spring Training differed this year
February 16, 2013, 6:15 am
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Lou Merloni joins Sports Tonight to compare day 1 of this year's camp vs. last year's camp.

"It just seems more like a normal day 1," said Merloni. "They just got back to the basics."

John Farrell says his team is eager to erase the memory of last year and turn the tables in 2013.

"To a man in that room everyone associates the name 'Red Sox' with winning," said Farrell. "That came out in conversations throughout the offseason. There's been an eagerness to get down here and get started."

To a certain extent, this year's spring training brings a return to normalcy with the return of Farrell. Tom E. Curran questions whether that comfort can ultimately lead to complacency.

"I don't think Farrell is the kind of guy you take advantage of," said Merloni. "John Farrell commands respect. He's not going to let them get comfortable."

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