Baseball Thinking

Monday, April 10, 2006

Pre-Opening Day Notes

Josh Towers starts Tuesday's game for the Toronto Blue Jay's, with Gustavo Chacin and Ted Lilly rounding out the series. Towers held the Sox to a .258 AVG last year. For 2005, he led Toronto pitchers in ERA, Wins, BB's, WHIP & innings in 2005. David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez, Alex Cora and Kevin Youkilis are the only Sox to hit better than .300 against Toronto last season. Mark Loretta, Mike Lowell, JT Snow, Alex Gonzalez & Wily Mo Pena have never faced Towers or Chacin. Most of the Sox from the 2005 season have had decent success, up and down the lineup, against Chacin. The World Series and AL pennant flags have been relocated and placed above the press box and below the Fenway Parks sign. Opening ceremonies will include the gigantic flag unfurling from the green monster, as well as a flyover. I am very excited to see the changes made to Fenway, the fifth year for improvements. More to follow.


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