In comparing this year's Red Sox offense to last year's, Joe Morgan just said, "The Red Sox didn't have a high on-base percentage last year. Last year they were more free-swinging."
Last year, the Red Sox led all of baseball with a .360 OBP.
Roger Angell: I was talking with Bob Gibson and I said: 'Are you always this competitive?' He said: 'Oh, I think so. I got a three-year old daughter, and I've played about 500 games of tic-tac-toe with her and she hasn't beat me yet.'