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Opening Night
2005-04-03 16:12
by Alex Belth
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Open Thread

So Cliff and his girlfriend are sitting out there in the bleachers. It's raining lightly here in the Bronx, but you know they are going to get this game in. Emily and I are making homemade pizza, chillin in the crib, amped for another season to commence.

For those of you who are surfing around tonight, feel free to leave your thoughts and observations in the comments section below. As Aaron Gleeman likes to say, "Happy Baseball."

Let's Go Yan-Kees.

Comments
2005-04-03 16:26:36
1.   Jon Weisman
Games!

Here's to a great season...

2005-04-03 17:09:00
2.   Dave D
How about the boos that Wells got when he was introduced from the bullpen? Glad to see it, that's the way it should be.
2005-04-03 17:17:52
3.   Dave D
I am loving RJ right now, it is easy getting pumped watching him pitch. How about his little shout at the end of the first? Nice.
2005-04-03 18:30:26
4.   johndmc
This long national nightmare is on its way to being over...only 6 months until we can regain the crown....and put these pretenders back in their plaace......bummer, jeter just got out in his 3rd at bat....3 for 3 would have been a nice start
2005-04-03 19:32:05
5.   Hank
Ah, Tino. Nice to see the glovework. Here's hoping he plays at least 100 games in the field.
2005-04-03 19:40:13
6.   Dave D
What an ovation for Tino too.
Question: when did Sturze get "good"? It appears he has been blessed with Torre's trust.
2005-04-03 19:50:30
7.   Hank
You're right about Sturtze. No matter how many good outings he has, I'll never be able to get rid of the image I have of him from early '04. Atrocious.
2005-04-03 21:10:24
8.   NetShrine
As much fun as it was, all I could think of was how much fun Game 3 of the 2004 ALCS was too. Getting a foot to the throat sometimes is not the hard part, finishing the guy off is the big thing.

It would be sweet if that season ending series in Fenway is meaningless because the Yanks locked up the DIV on September 15th and Boston was eliminated from the post-season on August 30th. And, then those games in Boston would be tune up time and Sierra manages the last one. Very cool to be able to do that in Boston, if possible.

But, there's a long way from now till then.

Still, winning 9-2 is always better than losing 9-2, when it comes to starting the season.

The next two should be fun. But, the first one in Fenway is the game where we want to do this again - in the same exact fashion, IMHO.

2005-04-03 21:22:44
9.   seamus
woo hoo!

Yee haw!

great game tonight. Loved it. The Yankees are back!

nothing substantive tonight...

2005-04-03 21:52:42
10.   David
Great game. Sturtze amazed me. He looked great!
2005-04-03 22:27:44
11.   Rich
Aside from RJ pitching so well, given the pressure and the elements, Matsui was the Player of the Game. He robbed Millar of a HR, and then went deep himself, for one of his three hits.
2005-04-04 05:27:55
12.   jayd
Tanyon is now the child of "Coach" Mariano. Awesome game. Watched the whole thing and stayed up for the post game shows. Complete with Johnny Damon making a total fool of himself. Little too harsh on Boomer, I thought.Score could have easily been 20-2.

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