Archive - Aug 18, 2013 - Sports Article
PAWTUCKET â€” Clayton Mortensenâ€™s 2013 season has featured a wide range of emotions.
From making Bostonâ€™s Opening Day roster to landing on the disabled list with a right groin strain to getting designated for assignment for the first time ever, the 28-year-old Mortensen is living baseball proof that what doesnâ€™t kill you makes you stronger. Moving past what seemingly must feel like a lifetimeâ€™s worth of transactions that were compartmentalized into a short period has perhaps been reconcilable thanks to the right-handed pitcherâ€™s new role with the Pawtucket Red Sox.
Everyone has to start somewhere.
Beginning Monday, high school football coaches and players around Rhode Island will officially take the first steps â€“ baby ones, mind you â€“ in a journey that both parties hope culminates with the following symbolic gesture: Dumping a large bucket of ice water on the Super Bowl-winning coach come the first weekend in December.