New clubhouse vibe key for Red Sox 

July, 7, 2013
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Red SoxAP Photo/LM OteroDavid Ortiz and Dustin Pedroia say they're having fun this season -- and it shows on the field.

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Red Sox decision-makers sat last winter to evaluate players -- their own and those who might be available -- some form of this question was asked repeatedly: What type of person is he?

In other words: How tough is he? How will he fare in an intense atmosphere like Boston? How will he react to the intermittent failure that is inherent in baseball? How will this player -- pitcher or hitter -- fight through each at-bat?