It’s HERE! It’s Opening Day for Major League Baseball. For the first time in 50 years, every team is playing their season opener on the same day. The Red Sox open up on the road in Tampa Bay, facing the Rays at Tropicana Field at 4 pm.
Chris Sale will get the start on the mound, as the big lefty begins his second season with the Sox.
There are some big questions: Can Hanley Ramirez bounce back after a bad year, last year? Will Rick Porcello pitch anything close to his Cy Young Award season two years ago? Heck, ever the great Mookie Betts had a bit of a down year last year, despite putting up pretty good stats.
Baseball, more than any other sport, ushers in an uplifting feeling. Spring is here, the grass is growing, people are going outside and the bird are returning. The Red Sox have a lot of hope this year as they try and win the American League East for the third straight year. They have a new manager, Alex Cora, who was a backup second baseman for four seasons and won a World Series with the Sox in 2007.
It’s baseball season! Enjoy it!
Here’s what the Red Sox starting lineup will look like!
Can the Sox beat the Yankees? What about the World Champion Houston Astros? Here’s a look around the league!