If you merely glanced at Red Sox batting practice Wednesday, it looked no different than the thousands to precede it. David Ortiz blasted bombs all over the park. Former pitching coach Curt Young chatted up Josh Beckett and Clay Buchholz behind shortstop. When Faith No More's "From Out of Nowhere" deafened, bench coach Tim Bogar asked the stadium staff to pump down the volume.

But look a little closer, and one player wore his game face.

Crouched in a ready position on the balls of his feet was Carl Crawford. Positioned in front of the Green Monster, he repeatedly fielded balls hit high off the Wall by coach Alex Ochoa, gliding like a panther.