Opening Day conversation with Dr. Campbell
April 4 is the Red Sox opening day on their home turf. Dr. Campbell’s home turf is his office in Dover. And the pride of this home turf is his display of Red Sox memorabilia. It’s worth booking an appointment to just look at the Ortiz bat. We stole some free moments with Dr. Campbell right before opening day:
BOLDWERKS: You have two passions, well, at least two, as evident from your office decor. What are they?
DR. CAMPBELL: Two seasons. Fishing and baseball.
BOLDWERKS: What is the oldest piece of Red Sox memorabilia?
DR. CAMPBELL: The picture of the 1967 Red Sox team. The Impossible Dream year.
BOLDWERKS: If there was a fire, what would you grab first? (After clearing all of your patients and staff from the premises…)
DR. CAMPBELL: I’d probably grab the baseballs.
BOLDWERKS:What do you think the Sox’s chances are this year?
DR. CAMPBELL: I think they’re good. They’ll definitely be contending and playing in October. When you get to October, anything can happen.
BOLDWERKS: Who do you like most on the team?
DR. CAMPBELL: It would have to be Dustin Pedroia. He works incredibly hard and is very passionate about getting better at his craft, and seems to genuinely care the team and his teammates.
BOLDWERKS: If you were a player, what would your theme song be when you were up to bat?
DR. CAMPBELL: (Laughs) Probably Springsteen’s “Badlands.”
BOLDWERKS: What excites you about a new baseball season?
DR. CAMPBELL: It’s a whole new year, it’s like spring, every year hope springs eternal, especially in Fenway Park. You never know what you’re going to get. You never know how it’s going to go, but you have all the enthusiasm and optimism at the beginning of the year. I think I suffer from what I call Baseball Seasonal Affective Disorder, because they take you to the highest highs and the lowest lows …
BOLDWERKS: How do patients react to your fish room and your Red Sox room?
DR. CAMPBELL: It starts conversations and kind of breaks the ice walking in. Everybody has their own relative that’s really into fishing, or they themselves are. They want to know where you go, or what the biggest fish you ever caught was.
BOLDWERKS: Will you be at opening day on Friday?
DR. CAMPBELL: Oh, gee, I’ve got to work.
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