And here it is, the first game thread of the 2016 season!
It's not quite coming when we expected it. And it's been a rough 21 extra hours waiting for this game to arrive. Given that MLB insists on doing Opening Day during the middle of the day during the work week, I also imagine that some folks who had specially planned to be here for Game 1 have had those plans scuttled.
For the rest of us, though...
Red Sox baseball! David Price on the mound!
|BOSTON RED SOX||CLEVELAND INDIANS|
|Mookie Betts, RF||Rajai Davis, CF|
|Dustin Pedroia, 2B||Jason Kipnis, 2B|
|Xander Bogaerts, SS||Francisco Lindor, SS|
|David Ortiz, DH||Mike Napoli, 1B|
|Hanley Ramirez, 1B||Carlos Santana, DH|
|Travis Shaw, 3B||Yan Gomes, C|
|Brock Holt, LF||Marlon Byrd, LF|
|Blake Swihart, C||Juan Uribe, 3B|
|Jackie Bradley Jr., CF||Collin Cowgill, RF|
|Starting Pitcher -- David Price||Starting Pitcher -- Corey Kluber|
Let's start this thing off right. It's been too long since we've watched meaningful Red Sox baseball, and longer still since we've watched meaningful late-season Red Sox baseball. The quest to bring that back into the world begins now.