04/01/21 - Game 1 of the 2021 Season...

LogansDad

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It's been a while since I've been this excited for a Sox Opening Day. I may have underestimated how much the last 13 months left me needing this.
 

joe dokes

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It's going to be 30s for this game. Was it worth the sunshine to PPD yesterday?
Cora might not think so. He was sort of counting on the offday to help organize the pitching. But considering the way the wind picked up mid afternoon, it probably wouldn't have been much more comfortable yesterday.

How good is it to hear Joe, Will and Lou call a game again?
In the words of the great baseball historian, Meat Loaf, two out of three aint bad.
 

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The long snow bound winter casts a dark haul
Till one day an umpire hollers play ball
Then skies start to brighten, blue displaces grey
Baseball springs eternal, it's opening day

The birds start to sing
The trees start to bloom
The umpire is dusting home plate with his broom
It's a brand new beginning
Something we all cheer
It's baseball's way of happy new year

And then there's another line in there, the uh baseball players it's a happy new year

And it goes on and on, whatever.
 

johnnywayback

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I got married yesterday morning.

We've been together for 11 years, and we'd never really felt like making it official. But we're having our first kid in July, and we figured a little bit of paperwork now might save us all a lot of explaining later. Besides, it felt like a really good time to give the world a little push in the direction of love and joy, and also I thought it would be funny to troll our friends by announcing, on six days' notice, an April Fools' Day civil ceremony via WebEx. So she put on a dress and I put on a suit and we paid the city $45 and a judge married us at 10:20 am.

The plan, of course, was to spend my first afternoon as a married man watching the Red Sox. But the thing they keep driving home in these marriage ceremonies is this notion that love, and marriage especially, is measured not by what you can achieve, but by what you can endure: poorness, sickness, and everything else leading up to death. The point, I think, is that the hope and joy embodied in proclaiming your union to a laptop screen full of smiling, if confused, friends and family isn't the opposite of the grief and pain that goes into every life, but rather the other half of a single, uniquely worthwhile experience.

Such is baseball, right? They say that the very best hitters fail seven times out of ten. And, indeed, the very best teams lose four games out of ten. Pitchers break. Prospects disappoint. Being a fan is like buying a pet -- it is a prelude to tragedy and despair.

But it is also a joy. And Opening Day is all about proclaiming that joy -- declaring that we are in it for the long haul, come what may, not because we expect that things will work out in our favor but because we are ready to buy a ticket, take the ride, and find out together. It is a chance to revel in hope and possibility. And like our weird, awkward "wedding," it is a great excuse to get drunk in the middle of a weekday.

Go Sox.
 

joe dokes

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I got married yesterday morning.

We've been together for 11 years, and we'd never really felt like making it official. But we're having our first kid in July, and we figured a little bit of paperwork now might save us all a lot of explaining later. Besides, it felt like a really good time to give the world a little push in the direction of love and joy, and also I thought it would be funny to troll our friends by announcing, on six days' notice, an April Fools' Day civil ceremony via WebEx. So she put on a dress and I put on a suit and we paid the city $45 and a judge married us at 10:20 am.

The plan, of course, was to spend my first afternoon as a married man watching the Red Sox. But the thing they keep driving home in these marriage ceremonies is this notion that love, and marriage especially, is measured not by what you can achieve, but by what you can endure: poorness, sickness, and everything else leading up to death. The point, I think, is that the hope and joy embodied in proclaiming your union to a laptop screen full of smiling, if confused, friends and family isn't the opposite of the grief and pain that goes into every life, but rather the other half of a single, uniquely worthwhile experience.

Such is baseball, right? They say that the very best hitters fail seven times out of ten. And, indeed, the very best teams lose four games out of ten. Pitchers break. Prospects disappoint. Being a fan is like buying a pet -- it is a prelude to tragedy and despair.

But it is also a joy. And Opening Day is all about proclaiming that joy -- declaring that we are in it for the long haul, come what may, not because we expect that things will work out in our favor but because we are ready to buy a ticket, take the ride, and find out together. It is a chance to revel in hope and possibility. And like our weird, awkward "wedding," it is a great excuse to get drunk in the middle of a weekday.

Go Sox.
congratulations. Its already a winning season for you.
 

DJnVa

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Seems crazy that, as of now, the game we all remember most fondly for Eovaldi is a game he lost.
 

Mugsy's Jock

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I got married yesterday morning.

We've been together for 11 years, and we'd never really felt like making it official. But we're having our first kid in July, and we figured a little bit of paperwork now might save us all a lot of explaining later. Besides, it felt like a really good time to give the world a little push in the direction of love and joy, and also I thought it would be funny to troll our friends by announcing, on six days' notice, an April Fools' Day civil ceremony via WebEx. So she put on a dress and I put on a suit and we paid the city $45 and a judge married us at 10:20 am.

The plan, of course, was to spend my first afternoon as a married man watching the Red Sox. But the thing they keep driving home in these marriage ceremonies is this notion that love, and marriage especially, is measured not by what you can achieve, but by what you can endure: poorness, sickness, and everything else leading up to death. The point, I think, is that the hope and joy embodied in proclaiming your union to a laptop screen full of smiling, if confused, friends and family isn't the opposite of the grief and pain that goes into every life, but rather the other half of a single, uniquely worthwhile experience.

Such is baseball, right? They say that the very best hitters fail seven times out of ten. And, indeed, the very best teams lose four games out of ten. Pitchers break. Prospects disappoint. Being a fan is like buying a pet -- it is a prelude to tragedy and despair.

But it is also a joy. And Opening Day is all about proclaiming that joy -- declaring that we are in it for the long haul, come what may, not because we expect that things will work out in our favor but because we are ready to buy a ticket, take the ride, and find out together. It is a chance to revel in hope and possibility. And like our weird, awkward "wedding," it is a great excuse to get drunk in the middle of a weekday.

Go Sox.
johnnywaycool! Nice sentiments. The baseball gods owe you (and Mrs. Wayback) a win today.
 

nvalvo

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I got married yesterday morning.

We've been together for 11 years, and we'd never really felt like making it official. But we're having our first kid in July, and we figured a little bit of paperwork now might save us all a lot of explaining later. Besides, it felt like a really good time to give the world a little push in the direction of love and joy, and also I thought it would be funny to troll our friends by announcing, on six days' notice, an April Fools' Day civil ceremony via WebEx. So she put on a dress and I put on a suit and we paid the city $45 and a judge married us at 10:20 am.

The plan, of course, was to spend my first afternoon as a married man watching the Red Sox. But the thing they keep driving home in these marriage ceremonies is this notion that love, and marriage especially, is measured not by what you can achieve, but by what you can endure: poorness, sickness, and everything else leading up to death. The point, I think, is that the hope and joy embodied in proclaiming your union to a laptop screen full of smiling, if confused, friends and family isn't the opposite of the grief and pain that goes into every life, but rather the other half of a single, uniquely worthwhile experience.

Such is baseball, right? They say that the very best hitters fail seven times out of ten. And, indeed, the very best teams lose four games out of ten. Pitchers break. Prospects disappoint. Being a fan is like buying a pet -- it is a prelude to tragedy and despair.

But it is also a joy. And Opening Day is all about proclaiming that joy -- declaring that we are in it for the long haul, come what may, not because we expect that things will work out in our favor but because we are ready to buy a ticket, take the ride, and find out together. It is a chance to revel in hope and possibility. And like our weird, awkward "wedding," it is a great excuse to get drunk in the middle of a weekday.

Go Sox.
As someone who had a wedding/tenth anniversary party one time, my sincerest congratulations.
 

Kliq

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What was that? Is Mullins like Usain Bolt running down the line?