*picture from Boston.com*
It's here. After 6 long months, Opening Day is HERE. We've spent $100 million to sign a guy who's never thrown an inning in MLB, spent $70 million on a RF with a sketchy injury history but a huge upside, and $36 on an all hit/shaky glove SS who seems to have become the third amigo to Manny and Papi.
Trot's gone, Dougies back. Looks like Coco may be ready to be the guy we all thought we were getting last year, Youk and Lowell are manning the corners once more, and there is much stomach churning in RSN over the Captain. Is he in a decline, or do you chalk up the poor season last year to injury?
One thing I do know is this: Schilling is gonna be ready to go. Man has a chip on his shoulder over his perception that the FO is insulting him by not extending his deal: I've said it before that a ticked off Schilling can only be a good thing. I like the fact he feels like he has something to prove. Who would you pick if you had to select a guy to give you one start for all the marbles? Gil Meche? Or Curt Schilling?
I thought so. The lead horse takes the hill tomorrow to kick us off, and I for one am a happy man. Rakes and I will be in the tv watching position tomorrow, sitting in the big boy chair.
2007 World Series, here we come.