Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Opening Day at Fenway just doesn't quite seem like Opening Day when I'm listening to the radio at work instead of freezing my butt off in an uncomfortable grandstand seat.

The unfortunate Seattle Mariners, who spent the last few days in snowy Cleveland contemplating the inside of their hotel rooms, got pounded by the Sox 14-3 today. Beckett (7 Innings, 2H, 1R) overmatched the Mariners hitters, especially Ichiro, who struck out 3 times.

Speaking of overmatched, Jeff Weaver proved why she should stay in the National League. The Sox jumped all over him, scoring 4 in the first and 3 in the second (including J.D. Drew's first Red Sox homer). A succession of relievers didn't fare much better, and the Sox got off to a hot start in Fenway.

Other topics:

- The cafeteria at work was doing a little Red Sox themed thing today, serving sausages, pretzels, Fenway Franks and such. The cafe is run by Aramark, the same company that runs the concessions at Fenway Park. So can someone explain to me why a Fenway Frank costs $1.75 at work and $4.25 at the ballpark?

- You have to feel sorry for the Indians. They lost their whole weekend series at home, as there is a foot of snow on the field at the Jake. The Tribe has been forced to play their next three "home" games at Milwaukee's Miller Park. It'll be interesting to see how many people show up for the games at $10 a head.


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