Hello from Fenway Park
The old place looks pretty much how we remembered it. There’s a new Coca-Cola neon sign over the third base upper deck and there’s a few more seats crammed into the building, but it’s still Fenway Park and it’s still Red Sox vs. Yankees.
It doesn’t matter what month it is, this is always a special one. The Yankees are feeling a little bit better after Andy Pettitte pitched them to a win in Kansas City last night, avoiding what would have been a deflating three-game sweep to the Royals. It hasn’t been the most thrilling first 10 games for the Yankees, but they’re 5-5 with 152 left to play, and you probably have to take that and not worry too much about it.
After all, the Red Sox – the team so many prognosticators are choosing as the ‘team to beat’ in the American League – have the exact same record as the Yankees. That’ll change tonight, and the Yankees hope Chien-Ming Wang tips it in their favor.