After yesterday's game was postponed because it was too cold (not helping the baseball players are pussies argument there boys) the Boston Red Sox are back! Opening Day for the 2016 Sox starts in Cleveland as the Sox take on old friend Terry Francona's Indians.
David Price vs. Corey Kluber is the pitching matchup for game 1 as two former Cy Young Award winner face off on Opening Day.
I've gotten into the Sox a lot so far on the blog. In fact, my first post was about them and it was awful but I'd like to think I'm getting better everyday. If you disagree just keep that inside. When Spring Training began everybody was worried about Hanley at first base but I feel like that has gone away. I honestly believe in Hanley. I think he has a big bounce back in 2016. Now the big question is Pablo Sandoval and whats his future with the Red Sox? Personally I hope he just gets traded but idk if any team is dumb enough to take him, but one can dream. I do think the Red Sox have what it takes to make the playoffs but there are still a lot of uncertainties in the this team, mainly in it's rotation after David Price. I just really want to see David Ortiz in the playoffs one last time.
But today Opening Day and I'm not gonna worry about all the negativity and just for today enjoy the fact that the Red Sox are back. Today is game 1 of 162 let's start the season off with a win! I hate when people say games in April don't matter because they matter in the standing just as much as a game in July or September. You can't win a division in April but you sure can lose one. The last two years the Sox were basically out of the race by June. Let's hope that changes this season!
Go Red Sox!! and remember it's not how you start (only for today, not all of April I think the biggest key to success for this team is a good April, I mean look at 2013 they started 18-8 and we all know how that magical season ended) it's how you finish.
I'd love to see one of these sometime in the fall of 2016.