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Wah! That’s all I’ve heard the past several days over the talk radio airwaves. Wah!
Wah! Opening Day isn’t Opening Day, it is Opening Night! Wah!
Wah! Opening Day is on Easter! Wah!
Please……GET OVER IT
If you don’t like it! Don’t go! Don’t watch! But seriously, quit your belly aching.
Without too much of a controversy during spring training, this has been the complaint du jour for the week. Let’s get a few things straight, though.
First, Opening Day is Opening Day. For those that don’t know, a day is a 24 hour period that begins at 12:00 am and ends 11:59pm. The day is typically broken down into three segments: morning, afternoon, and evening. Thus, on Sunday it is Opening Day with the game being played in the evening. Hope you have this straight now.
Now, on to Easter. I don’t understand this complaint. At my house, the Easter Bunny is long gone by the time noon arrives. Not to mention, the Easter baskets have long been raided and ravaged. Thus the evening is the perfect time to sit back and let all that chocolate and jelly beans digest and to enjoy the FIRST REAL BASEBALL GAME OF THE SEASON! Maybe if your lucky enough to be attending Opening Day, you may get some Red Sox jelly beans! That would be sweet!
Plus, I heard they’re giving Wally the evening off, and this guy will be filling in as mascot for the game:
Go Red Sox!!!!
It’s only one game in the scheme of it all. However, it is always great to get out of the gate with a win. The best part of the day, was that Josh Beckett was DOMINANT! Will be nice to have the real Josh Beckett this season, provide he remains healthy. Nice looking line:
7 IP, 2 H, 1 ER, 3 BB, 10 Ks. All on only 93 pitches thrown.
Dustin Pedroia picked up right where he left off. A home run in his first AB. Kevin Youkilis with 2 hits. Everybody seeming to chip in today. Jason Varitek with a HR. Mike Lowell and RBI double. Jason Bay an RBI. JD Drew with an RBI as well and he didn’t leave the game with an injury which is always a plus.
The only real blemish on the day was Hideki Okijima’s performance. Remember two years ago, what happened to Okijima on Opening Day in KC. If the same patterns follows, we’ll be happy with him come August.
As for me, I was at the ballgame. It is always great to be at the park, especially on Opening Day. Even when it is a cold day. I didn’t see any of the pre-game festivities, as I was underneath the RF grandstands, selling programs. However, I did get to see a lot of the game, since the product I was selling during the game wasn’t a hot item to sell today.
Game two tomorrow night, should be another good one. Jon Lester against Scott Kazmir, two of the top lefties in MLB.
Let’s build a streak!
OPENING DAY POSTPONED
Opening Day game between the Rays and Sox is rescheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:05 PM. Figures!
Guess I’ll be flipping back and forth between MLB Network and ESPN today.
Sorry for my infrequent posts, however, this has been a fairly boring and extremely LOOOOOOOOOOONNNNNNG spring in Red Sox land. Thus, I guess I haven’t really been all that motivated to write.
However, as I stepped outside today into this typical New England spring day (cold, wet, cloudy, and gloomy) one thing popped into my head. It feels like opening day.
Any who lives in this area, is familiar with this weather. It is a normal April for Red Sox baseball. The early teasing of mother nature, allowing us to enjoy a few days in a row of beautiful, sunny, warm spring weather, makes days like this a slap in the face. Especially since we have been craving those warm spring days since January.
Anyway, this year, Opening Day will be somewhat unique. The Red Sox will actually be playing at Fenway on Opening Day. Usually, because of the weather, they usually open up with a small road trip and we get to have the “Home Opener.” I am not sure the last time the Red Sox were at Fenway for Opening Day, but I cannot remember off the top of my head. Looks like I’ll have to look it up. However, I WILL BE THERE for Opening Day. Just one of the benefits at working at the ballpark.