A lot has been made about the Red Sox' offseason acquisitions of Adrian Gonzalez and Carl Crawford, and for good reason. Many people have said that the 2011 season is one of the most eagerly anticipated seasons in recent history — perhaps since 2004.
Of course, the 2004 season brought plenty of excitement, as well, starting with spring training. That was the first chance for Sox fans to get their first glance of Curt Schilling in a Red Sox uniform. It also marked the beginning of the formidable 1-2 punch atop the Boston rotation with Schilling and Pedro Martinez.