It was a pleasure to see baseball return in 2008 as a nice crowd gathered at Professor Thom's last night to watch the Red Sox defeat the Minnesota Twins in Ft. Myers, 8-3. Kevin Youkilis, Jason Varitek and George Kottaras all hit home runs and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched two scoreless innings.
But the important thing was on a cold night in late February, we were all together watching baseball again. More than one person said to me they were so happy to see it back, as was I. In the middle of the game, it began snowing.
Snow and Red Sox baseball. Quite the odd combo.
The talk was varied last night. Can the Red Sox repeat? Will Daisuke win 20? Will Beckett win the Cy Young Award this year? Will the Red Sox trade Coco? And of course, what an asshole Hank Steinbrenner is. (Here he is pictured before giving yet another colorful interview last night.)
Spring is officially 19 days away. But it was back at Thom's last night. Even if it was snowing outside.