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Merrimack Valley

April 9, 2013

Winning back the fans

Opening Day patrons say Red Sox team appears more likeable


Harning says there is something about seeing younger players that always seems to increase the heart rate of fans.

“Jackie Bradley has such a nice way about him,” said Harning. “He seems mature. I like him ... a lot.”

There is a lesson in all of this?

The pomp and circumstance around Fenway Park, especially on Opening Day, is impressive. And Dr. Steinberg can reach into his marketing bag of tricks all he wants from now though Memorial Day.

But it’s not enough.

Red Sox fans want a team that most resembles them. A team that wants to win.

“They are fun to watch. I really like watching Bradley,” said Ms. Hickson. “But I still have questions. I want to see the how the bullpen comes together. It’s always about pitching.”

Aren’t we great?

You can email Bill Burt at bburt@eagletribune.com.




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