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No. 500 at Fenway

Groundskeeper Dave Mellor has struck with his handy lawn mower again. In left field, there is a giant 5. to the right, in shallow center, a giant 0. and another huge 0 in right. Yes, tonight is the 500 consecutive sellout at Friendly Fenway.

The streak started on May 15, 2003, and has included some highly memorable moments.

As for more current affairs, Brad Penny will face Andrew Miller this evening. Penny is throwing mid to upper 90s heat consistently right now. His trade value is going up by the minute. Would you trade him though?

Jetting back to the Fort

Yes, the return of Brownie Points is coming. When last I was in Fort Myers five days ago, it was a slow camp. It was by the far the slowest Spring Training in my eight years on the Red Sox beat. And then I left and all you know what broke loose.

Lugo, surgery. Pedroia, injured, and out of the World Baseball Classic. Jon Lester, signed for five years. Jason Bay, no contract extension this spring. Josh Bard, out of a job. Kevin Youkilis, now out of the World Baseball Classic.

Wow. Quite literally, there was NOTHING going on when last I left Fort Myers. Now we have an official Red Sox Spring Training in full motion.

I land in Fort Myers after 11 tonight. Back in to blog and story mode tomorrow.