The plague of my spring has been Mark Teahen. I’ve never liked him when he was on the Royals. He was just too big of a thorn in my side. When the Sox acquired him, I wasn’t excited, but I figured I’d make my final judgment after I gave him a chance. Well, here is my final judgment: Even if his hitting turns around, save me a headache and get that kid away from third base. I’m not sure who believed the Sox PR person when he said Teahen was a defensive improvement, or a true third baseman because I sure didn’t. And I figured, alright, he probably has more experience on third than Gordon Beckham does, but that’s not saying much. In fact, I thought Beckham did a better job on third than I’ve seen Teahen do his entire career. In fact, I don’t remember many games when Teahen was on third. I...

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