George Springer grew up in Connecticut, played ball at UConn, and has been going to Red Sox games since he was 3, so naturally the 26-year-old Houston rightfielder has a soft spot for Fenway Park. Last year, two days before he would’ve made his Fenway debut, an Edinson Volquez fastball broke his wrist. Springer thus didn’t get to play in Boston until this week. Wait be damned, he’s burning the frickin’ house down.
Thursday, he went 2-for-4. Friday he went 3-for-5 with four RBI, including a two-run dong over the Green Monster. And then today, he slapped a fat ol’ granny in the second, again over the Green Monster.
Red Sox fan hits grand slam; Red Sox give up grand slam. This has been your universally feel-good baseball highlight.