Tuesday, April 3, 2007
Wait Until Next Year
7-1, to the lowly Royals. A perfect opening day exhibition for the fatalistic minions who make up Red Sox Nation. And the Yanks came from behind to win, helped along by an A-Rod homer and a 3 strike-out 9th from Mariano. It's obvious that the much vaunted Sox have a few question marks, although I personally wouldn't advocate pushing the panic button. Still, let's reprise the low lights: Julio Lugo's 3 strike-out debut, the utilization of 6 opening day arms, o-fers for Varitek and Coco who both had weak spring training numbers, all-time great Gil Meche easily out dueling blogmaster Curt, Hideki Okijima's first pitch intro to the bigs(a John "Who That" Buck 400-foot plus smash), and my fave twin moment--Dusty Pedroia and Kyouk doing the brain dead hustle and both getting thrown out away miles away from 2nd base. See ya Wednesday with Josh (not Samuel) Beckett in the drivers seat.