For the first time in a while, I can honestly say that I am really, truly proud of the Red Sox. While several pitchers reported before the official date, the date for position players to report was practically unrecognizable. This was because everyone was already there! Almost every player on the Boston Red Sox was in their brand new spring training facility and working out before today's official reporting date. Also, it's looking like Bobby Valentine is working out great. He has been great with the media and looks like he's been drilling the Sox hard, which is exactly what they need after last September. From team mainstays like Dustin Pedroia and David Ortiz, to newcomers like Nick Punto and Cody Ross (right), everybody seems to be working hard with something to prove after last year's disappointment. I'm still not convinced they'll make the playoffs, but I'm feeling a lot more confident.