Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Red Sox Opening Day has many positive implications

Tony Dejak / Associated Press

It's finally Opening Day for the Red Sox! I'm happily writing this as I watch the game. After a postpone due to snow and cold weather on Monday, the Sox took the field this afternoon against the Cleveland Indians.

The game-time temperature was still pretty cold, at 33 degrees,  the players are all bundled up, David Ortiz was even wearing a hoodie at the beginning of the game. 

There's a lot to look forward to this game. David Price will look to get his first win in a Red Sox uniform, Travis Shaw is trying to prove himself (he already had a hit in the second inning). The young guys, like Swihart and Bradley are trying to prove they belong. Hanley will try to build confidence at first base. And of course there's Xander Bogaerts and Mookie Betts becoming leaders of the team and hopefully All-Stars eventually.

Tony Dejak / Associated Press

This game marks another beginning in a Red Sox era. Dave O'Brien is doing his first NESN game, replacing the beloved Don Orsillo, who now works for Fox Sports doing Padres games.

I'm optimistic about O'Brien's ability to entertain and inform me. He actually did a nice little introduction before the game began today, and I think it helped his credibility quite a bit.

Hopefully this all contributes to a positive start to the season for the Red Sox.