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  • April 10th, 2007

    Happy Opening Day at Fenway!

    Posted by Christine E. at 11:32 am in Baseball,Random Thoughts,Red Sox Comments (2)

    While everyone welcomed baseball back last week, the REAL Opening day for Red Sox Nation happens today–when the Sox return home to the Fens to kick off the 2007 campaign. Whoo Hoo!

    Some Random stuff:

    Another reason my fiancé is the COOLEST: We both use FireFox browsers, on our home PC’s, and you can download different “themes”–and he found one for me: a Red Sox Theme. So of course I needed to have it–and it’s VERY Cool….check it out! This is what the top of my browser looks like:
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    Before the actual game begins today, the front office has a program scheduled to honor the 1967 Boston Red Sox–the “Impossible Dream” Team who turned the tide to the Red Sox as a winning team and helped begin Red Sox Nation as we know it today. Yaz remembers what it was like playing for the Sox prior to 40 years ago: “There really wasn’t Red Sox baseball in my first six years here (from 1961 to 1967)…There was no enthusiasm from the fans. The focus was on individuals, not team. It was very depressing…(1967) changed everything…The Red Sox organization became winners and it became a Red Sox Nation…”

    In addition to the program, the Sox will be wearing replica 1967 uniforms in honor of the team…

    Ken Macha, former manager for the A’s, as well as a previous coach for Sox, will be joining Jim Ed, TC and the like in the NESN studio as an analyst. At least he doesn’t seem as annoying as Gary DeSarcina…

    Talk about a contrast: Manny Ramirez will make $20 million this year–In 1967, star and triple crown winner Carl Yastrzemski made…$50,000. (yes, that says fifty THOUSAND…)

    Here are your Boston Red Sox–40 years later…

    1. Julio Lugo, SS
    2. Kevin Youkilis, 1B
    3. David Ortiz, DH
    4. Manny Ramirez, LF
    5. J.D. Drew, RF
    6. Mike Lowell, 3B
    7. Jason Varitek, C
    8. Coco Crisp, CF
    9. Dustin Pedroia, 2B

    Coming up: At 2:05pm, Josh Beckett will throw the 1st pitch to start the 96th home stand at Fenway Park. Jeff Weaver pitches for Seattle.

    2 Responses to “Happy Opening Day at Fenway!”

    1. Ted D says:

      Christine, what a Opening Day. Beckett looked unreal and like a potential Cy Young winner, and the bats came alive in a big time way. I TiVo’d the game and just got done watching it 30 minutes ago. The 1967 team was a nice touch, although I broke out in hives when The Hawk joined Remy and DO in the booth. I was hoping Remy would duck down and DO would push Harrellson out the window!

      Hope you are doing well,

      Ted

    2. Christine E. says:

      Ted:

      I agree–could not ask for a better opening day if I had scripted it myself…:-) Did not get a chance to see the whole game, only from the 8th inning on–but I would peek periodically during the afternoon…and watching Weaver get lit up, coupled with Josh’s brilliant showing made my day–and I will get to see Daisuke start tomorrow–and I am so excited!

      Glad you did not break out in hives…LOL

      Hope you are well!

      Go Sox!

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