Bobby Valentine announced today what every Red Sox fan had pretty much known: Jon Lester will start the Opening Day game in Detroit on April 5th.
Josh Beckett will start the Fenway Park opener on April 13th against Tampa Bay. That is the seventh game of the season, and it will be Beckett's second start of 2012. Yours Truly will be in attendance that day, my second ever Fenway opener in person.
They are both pitchers with a lot to prove in 2012.