FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) _ Bobby Valentine always expects his
players to bust it. The new manager of the Boston Red Sox also
wants his team to bus it this spring.
Valentine says the Red Sox will take the team bus to away games
once the exhibitions begin. It’s common around the majors for star
players to drive themselves to spring training road games, mostly
so they can get a fast start home after playing a few innings.
Valentine says there might be exceptions to the new rule. But
for the most part, the Boston players will be on the bus.
The Red Sox are coming off a season in which a late collapse
cost them a playoff spot.