The night before his debut with the Boston Red Sox, Lars Anderson said he tossed and turned while trying to get some sleep before the series opener with Tampa Bay, a game in which he would receive his first major league start.
After the tossing and turning subsided, however, Anderson said he had a peaceful dream and woke up in a calm state ready to join the big club. While he didn’t record a hit in the Red Sox victory, he posted a productive out to set up an RBI by Yamaico Navarro, another up-and-coming star in the organization.
"Everything was great here," Anderson said of his arrival at Fenway Park. "I felt right at home, and in the game I was excited but at the same time was very calm, so I was happy about the way I felt."
Anderson definitely had a good time joking around in the booth with NESN's Tom Caron and Peter Gammons during Red Sox Gameday Live. Gammons even asked about the first baseman's walk-up song, a tune that Anderson is not sure that he'll keep as his permanent choice.
"It was a Muse song," Anderson said. "I'm not sure if I'm going to stick with it, it was kind of an improv choice. But we'll see how it goes."
Check out his entire pregame interview below.