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Boston Red Sox announce lineup for Game 1 of ALDS with cardboard cutout heads (vid)

The Boston Red Sox are hosting the Tampa Bay Rays on Friday for Game 1 of the ALDS at Fenway Park. The BoSox decided to have some fun with the manner in which the team announced the starting lineup, posting a video to its Instagram page featuring cardboard cutouts of the heads of players. Pretty witty. Something I would expect more from the Red Sox’s playoff opponents, the Rays, a team that always seems to be up to some goofy hijinks of some sort.

For those interested, the lineup is as follows:

Pitcher: Jon Lester, LHP

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
2. Shane Victorino, RF
3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
4. David Ortiz, DH
5. Mike Napoli, 1B
6. Jonny Gomes, LF
7. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C
8. Stephen Drew, SS
9. Will Middlebrooks, 3B

Quite the formidable lineup. And did you catch the playoff beards some of the players are sporting? Those bad boys are NHL-caliber, man.

[H/T The Awesome Boston]