For players like Dustin Pedroia, David Ortiz and Jon Lester, Friday was a reminder of what once was in Boston. A city gripped by postseason fever. An electricity palpable across the region.
Athletes listen when Doc Rivers speaks, even if they don’t play basketball.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.
BOSTON -- It was an offensive display unlike anything seen at Fenway Park in more than a generation.