|2010 season underway|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on April 05, 2010
Opening night had it all. A lot of hits, some home runs, a successful double steal of second and third, a late comeback by the home team. Even Neil Diamond singing "Sweet Caroline". A couple of thoughts on the game:
Even though Boston's front office tried to shore up the defense this offseason, the Red Sox lineup still seems to be able to put runs on the board. Everyone except for lead-off man Jacoby Elsbury got on base at least once and the whole team manages 12 hits and 4 walks. This team may hit less home runs this year, but everyone from 1 to 9 is above average in getting on base.
The Yankees got five hits and a walk out of Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada, together 73 years old after all. It's just a game, but it must feel good that the oldies are starting strong.
I did not catch the pre-game shows, but it seems that with both the Yankees and Red Sox winning World Series very recently, the fire is definitely out of rivalry, at least for the regular baseball fans. Just a regular division feud now.