First game of the 2010-2011 season. Red Sox vs. Yankees. Josh Beckett and CC Sabathia on the hill. How much better could this get?
I was definitely expecting a great game. And that's what we ended up getting. We saw the Yanks grab an early lead with homers by Jorge Posada and Curtis Granderson in the second. Unbelievable! Granderson, in his first at-bat as a New York Yankee, smoked one into the seats. He will definitely be a solid batsman in that lineup. Plus, he provides agility and quickness in the outfield. And what about Brett Gardener's steal of home?! I mean, did anyone ever expect that to happen?
The Yanks were rolling. That 3-run 4th inning left me wanting to ask my friend to pay up already.
But the Red Sox were definitely not done yet. Dustin Pedroia and Youkilis carried Boston to victory with key hits in the 7th. How did Posada miss that ball? But, it's just part of the game.
So where am I getting at with this. I honestly don't know. I want this season to be steriod-free, but I know thats virtually impossible. I want to see tiebreakers for the top seed in a division. I want to see a perfect game. I want to see a triple crown winner. So what do you want to see?
AL East: NY Yankees
AL Central: Chicago White Sox, I think Ozzie has just enough up his sleeve to secure the division.
AL West: LA Angels, I say this reluctantly because Seattle appears a strong contender but I think the Angel pitching staff and bullpen is solid.
Wild Card: Red Sox, It wouldn't make sense without them.
NL West: LA Dodgers, The rookies have learned well, and the veterans will guide them home.
NL East: Phillies, Easiest one so far.
NL Central: St.Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is going to win another MVP. Enough said.
What do you think and why?