Tuesday, March 25, 2008

If a Baseball Season Opens Early in Japan...

...does it make a sound?


Last night (this morning? tomorrow?) in Tokyo, the Sox beat the A's in extra innings to win the first game of the 2008 baseball season. Manny provided the offense (4 RBI) and the big hit, and Jacoby the big leather...I'm looking forward to a season of that.

Kyle Snyder gave up a crucial home run and Varitek packed his sombrero for the trip—NOT looking forward to a season of that.

Oh, and welcome back to the majors Keith Foulke. The mostly unsung hero for the 2004 Sox who jeopardized his career that post-season by literally throwing his arm apart, resumed his career with Oakland, and retired the side.

4 comments:

Toast said...

Hate the way MLB starts their season. Same way I hate the way the NFL starts out with a special Thursday night game now. Opening Day - for any sport - should be something every team participates in, period.

Rickey Henderson said...

What's even more moronic is that after Boston's opener, they actually go back to playing exhibition games for a few days. What the hell? Stupid Bud Selig...

fridge said...

It would be far less stupid if that 6:00AM game was on the same opening day as everyone else. But this is whacked.

Opening day oughta be like March Madness where it starts at noon and goes all day. Lots of national games. It oughta be an event. But the Japanese market is too important, I guess.

Rickey Henderson said...

meh, who cares about the Japanese market? We already know they're bonkers for baseball--do they really need to be further convinced? Why not play somewhere else? Oh right, there was a profit to be made in Japan... Bud Selig is a rat bastard.