Bay thriving in Boston's limelight

In less than a year with Red Sox, cleanup hitter making his presence felt in a big way

Originally Published: June 15, 2009
By Jerry Crasnick | ESPN.com

Boston left fielder Jason Bay is so wholesomely All-American, in a British Columbian sort of way, it's hard to envision him snapping over a wasted at-bat. But the people who watch him daily confirm that he has occasional temper flare-ups in the heat of competition.

In contrast to, say, Gregg Jefferies or Paul O'Neill, Bay is discreet enough to vent his emotions in the dugout runway or the clubhouse, where there isn't a notebook, camera, blogger or Tweety bird to be found.

"He's got ...

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