Yaz connects for old times' sake

Normally very private, Red Sox Hall of Famer shows great pride in grandson

Updated: March 3, 2014, 8:44 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- "I feel great,'' said Carl Yastrzemski, tanned and looking healthy. "I've played golf just about every day since Dec. 1. I'm down in Delray Beach. Not long ago I shot three rounds under my age -- 70, 71, 73. Fourth day, I shot a 74, matching my age.''

This was Sunday morning, and Yastrzemski was standing behind the home team dugout in Jet Blue Park, underneath the stands. Normally, Yastrzemski never ventures into the park -- he usually comes to camp with no fanfare and ...

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