Meanwhile, at Yankee camp, a jolly George Steinbrenner respects the Red Sox team, but can't seem to get Theo Epstein's name right:
"I think they've got a great lineup," he said. "I think Esposito has done a great job for them, like Cashman has done a great job for us. I think they have more stability in their pitching staff. I think we have a few question marks."
The tweaking continues. As does Alex Rodriguez's apprenticeship at third base. Fortunately, Rodriguez has good teachers in Graig Nettles, Luis Sojo and Willie Randolph.