2011 MLB: Boston Red Sox, AL East Provide Plenty of Surprises on Opening Weekend

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2011 MLB: Boston Red Sox, AL East Provide Plenty of Surprises on Opening Weekend
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Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester couldn't find his groove on Opening Day

We may only be three days removed from Opening Day, but there have been plenty of surprises in the AL East to begin the 2011 MLB season. 

The Red Sox are already two games behind the Yankees, and there are only 160 games to go! Believe it or not, some fans out there are already in panic mode, while others have taken strong showings as a sign their respective teams might be instant contenders. 

While I know the division winner will not be decided in April, let alone opening weekend, it’s hard to argue that a strong (or weak) start to the season could have a lasting impact on what appears to be an uber-competitive AL East. In some cases, may there be reason to worry? And in others, is it simply just hype? 

 You be the judge.

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