“I’m pitching until they take the ball out of my hand.”

That’s what Red Sox ace Chris Sale said to reporters, as seen on Thursday’s edition of “Red Sox First Pitch” on NESN, before his season-opening start against the Tampa Bay Rays.

Sale is one of the most competitive players in baseball. Find out more about his pitching mentality in the “Red Sox First Pitch” video above, presented by Men’s Wearhouse.

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