His first professional season was a bit of a learning experience for right-hander Matt Barnes, the Red Sox first pick (19th overall) in the 2011 draft out of UConn.
Here's your wakeup call -- a combination of newsworthy andor interesting tidbits -- for Friday, November 23:
GAME TIME: 8:20 p.m. EST
TV NETWORK: NBC
TV ANNOUNCERS: Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth and Michele Tafoya
RADIO NETWORK: Anchored by WBZ-FM (98.5 The Sports Hub)
-- Michael Felger, Troy Brown, Ty Law, Tom Curran, Mike Giardi, Kevin Walsh and Damon Amendolara to headline Football Day in New England with Exclusive conversation with Wes Welker --