The Red Sox played Northeastern University today in a scrimmage, and former Bucco Joel Hanrahan started on the hill for Boston. He tossed the unofficial first pitch of the year:
First pitch of 2013 a called strike from Joel Hanrahan
— Gordon Edes (@GordonEdes) February 21, 2013
A quote from Hanrahan, via NESN’s Jenny Dell:
— Jenny Dell (@JennyDellNESN) February 21, 2013
Former FSN Pittsburgh personality Trenni Kusnierek, currently working with CSN New England, provides the classic small-market-to-big-market scenario:
Joel Hanrahan comes into #RedSox interview room & has a “Pirates to Sox Moment”…surprised by press conference style post game in spring.
— Trenni Kusnierek (@trenni) February 21, 2013
Mike Petraglia of WEEI captured some footage of Hanrahan’s inning of work:
It’s going to be weird seeing Hanrahan, a Bucco fan-favorite, pitching for the Red Sox in 2013. We’ll definitely miss his ninth inning entrance:
Best of luck to him in Beantown.