As if a World Series wasn't enough to prove just how magical last season was for the Sox, just take a look at the rocky start this one has gotten off to.
Xander Bogaerts bounced a throw in the dirt, handing the White Sox a 2-1 walk-off win over the Red Sox.
3yVictor Martinez, playing against the Sox for the first time since signing with Detroit as a free agent, has nothing but fond memories of his time in Boston.
3yMike Cameron won't start most nights, but he'll bring the Red Sox outfield exactly what they need in 2011.
3yEllsbury's hitting .423 this spring and his ability to return to play has been practically seamless.
3yTerry Francona is very cryptic in terms of how he plans on using his lineup during the season.
3yJosh Beckett fans five in four-plus innings and flashes some good stuff in a 9-4 loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates in Bradenton Sunday afternoon.
3yThe Red Sox don't want one of their starters facing a division rival twice in spring training, so Alfredo Aceves will start on Monday against his former team.
3yAdrian Gonazalez says he's feeling good the day after his Sox spring debut, and the slugging first baseman hopes to play 162 games this season in Boston.