It will be the earliest I've ever been in any kind of drinking establishment on Tuesday morning when the Red Sox take on the Oakland A's live from Tokyo. Professor Thom's (pictured) will be open at 6 AM for a gathering of those dedicated Red Sox fans who wish to see their heroes open the 2008 baseball season. There will be another game at 6 AM on Wednesday, and that will conclude the Red Sox visit to the Land of the Rising Sun.
Thom's was the subject of a nice story on page 2 of today's New York Daily News about the New York bars showing the Red Sox opener: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/baseball/2008/03/24/2008-03-24_bars_to_open_early_for_red_sox_opener.html
And about 12 hours after the game, we'll be doing our weekly wildly-popular Trivia Night at 9 PM at Thom's. So it will be a long day and night for me, but I'm sure it will be worth it.