Monday, April 03, 2006

Opening Day Facts

Some fun facts about our team:
  • Jason Varitek today will become the first Red Sox catcher to start in 7 straight opening day games
  • The Sox haven't won an opening day game since 2000
  • The entire infield has changed from last year: Youk at 1st, Loretta at 2nd, Gonzo at short, and Lowell at 3rd.
  • 22 of the 27 players on the opening day roster were acquired since Theo became GM
  • Jonathan Papelbon is the only player on the o.d. roster who has rookie status
  • Most opening day starts by a Red Sox player: Yaz with 22
  • This is Schilling's first career appearance at Ameriquest Field
Today's lineup
Coco Crisp - CF
Mark Loretta - 2B
David Ortiz - DH
Manny Ramirez - LF
Trot Nixon - RF
Jason Varitek - C
Mike Lowell - 3B
Kevin Youkilis - 1B
Alex Gonzalez - SS

And on the mound: Curt Schilling, with an ERA of 0.00 (8-))
Let the games begin!


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