10. Red Sox start off on right foot. (April 1)
Opening Day is — in many ways — overrated. Sure, it’s cool, as it represents a fresh start, blah, blah, blah. But let’s be real. It counts the same as any other regular-season game, and a lot of teams that cherish the “fresh start” soon find out that they stink and aren’t going anywhere. (End rant.)
That being said, as we look back on the Red Sox’ 2013 World Series season, it’s easy to see that we were well into Boston’s championships script on Opening Day.
“As soon as we went to Fort Myers, the movie’s already been written,” Jonny Gomes said immediately following the Red Sox’ World Series victory. “All we had to do was press play, and this is what happened.”
The Red Sox flexed their muscle on Opening Day in the Bronx. They defeated the Yankees 8-2 behind a relentless offensive performance. Knowing what we know now, it showed exactly the type of team that the Red Sox would be throughout the rest of the year.