Spring training is not the same this year

Originally Published: March 7, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- The palm trees still rock in the spring-training breeze. The sunbathers still sprawl on the berms in Vero and Clearwater and St. Pete. It still looks like spring training, smells like spring training, feels like spring training.

But it's not the same.

Guess why.

The Red Sox lineup card appeared on the dugout wall Monday. Those household Red Sox names: Not on it. Leading off: Willie Harris. Hitting cleanup: Dustan Mohr. Starting in right field: No. 83 in ...

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