Monday, February 11, 2008

April 11th

As Ben mentioned in a previous post we will be attending the first Red Sox Vs. Yankee game of 2008. I spent 4 hours and 52 minutes waiting in the Red Sox virtual waiting room to get these tickets and we will be sitting out by Pesky's pole. There are few things that worry me about this game though.

1. I have been to 4 Red Sox Yankee games, all of them at Yankee Stadium. The sox are 1-3 in those games, other than a Pedro Gem I haven't witnessed a lot Sox success when it comes to the Yankees.

2. The Sox will be playing be playing there 11 game of the season. The concern I have though is that the first two are going to be in Japan, several years ago the Yankees started in Japan and look to still be recovering.

3. It is going to be freezing.

There is some positives though, it looks good that Beckett will most likely pitch that game, depending on how they set up the rotation. We all know that Dice K has to pitch in Japan, Bud Selig would probably personally come to Japan kick Terry Francona hard in the knees if he misses out on that publicity opportunity. With the long layoff between the first two games and the third though they could restart the rotation if they really wanted to. In that case we could be looking at the number 3 starter. Which knowing my luck will be Wakefield, but at least we will be in the park.


Ben Lauranzano said...

Actually, Dice-K might not make the trip to Japan. His wife is expecting and her due date is right around the trip.

Philomena said...

OK, I think it would be in the best interest of all involved if you give your ticket to me. I have never seen the Sox lose to the Yanks (3-0 all at Fenway.) You then can sit home where it's nice and warm.