We can’t think of many more pressure-filled moments in sports than being an Olympic athlete on the starting line. To be ready to perform at the highest level, and deal with the inevitable nerves, each athlete has to find his perfect pre-competition routine.
At 2 p.m., Adam Ottavino, the Red Sox’ setup man, emerged from the empty dugout in shorts and a T-shirt. He immediately kicked off his flip-flops, and he was barefoot in the park. Fenway Park, that is.