Home Opener, 2005

The ring ceremony was nice, it was nice to trounce the Yankees, but how about those fans? While most of the Yankees got booed on introduction, as you’d expect, they actually cheered Mariano Rivera (who our batters have really beat up on lately, “lately” including the illustrious end of last season), they cheered for Joe Torre (for the right reasons), and then, in the eight inning, they cheered when A-Rod finally cleanly fielded a ball that came to him (after bobbling or missing about three plays). Oh, the wonderful blend of snark and class that is Fenway. Can’t wait until our first game!