I had it in my head that the Red Sox weren’t playing the Astros until tomorrow. Â Which, knowing the season starts for MLB tomorrow sounds ridiculous as I type it out. Â So it was a pleasant surprise to be reminded that it actually happens tonight! Â The MLB Network and NESN will cover the exhibition game at 8:05pm with Josh Beckett on the mound for the Red Sox. Â Very much looking forward to watching it and saying a true goodbye to pre-season baseball!
Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised to be asked, along with a few other fellow bloggers, by Gordon Edes to offer up a prediction for the 2011 Red Sox season. Trying to stay true to myself (I don’t usually offer predictions and I get easily annoyed by negative predictions before the season even starts) I came up with a truly giddy and positive one for Gordon to use. Â A note of thanks to him for including me in his piece this morning. Â (Gordon asked for somewhere between 100 and 150 words. Â If you read my blog you can imagine how difficult it was for me to whittle down my response!)
On Monday I went on a job interview where the office of the person interviewing me had a view of the new video board at Fenway (where they were doing testing and you could see the different colors showing up on it). Â That is a view I could stand to have.
One of my goals for the blog this season is to share blogs or blog entries of interest. Â It never hurts to spread the support around and there are a few good blogs out there that folks might not know about. Â So in an effort to start the season off right, I’m going to direct you to an entry by a friend of mine, Alexis Boucher. Â She blogs about the Tampa Bay Lightning for Aerys Sports but also just began contributing to the Red Sox blog over there and her first entry is now up.
I wasn’t lying in that blurb I sent to Gordon…I have truly high hopes for this team and the idea of waiting two more days has me eager to get it started!