- Schilling looked so much better it's not funny. If you were worried about him after his opening day start, you don't need to be. He is 40 and on the downside of his career but he's still got a little left in the tank.
- Alex Cora. ALEX Cora. Joey Cora don't play no more. If you're going to announce games for a living, the least you can do is know who's playing.
- Alex Cora sac bunts in the fifth with the Sox up two. WTF? Alex Cora is one of the most headsup ballplayers you'll see but bunting when you're ahead in the fifth is dumb. Additionally, he has his foot out of the batters box when he made contact which could have caused him to be called out. Then he ran inside the baseline which could have caused him to be called out and the baserunner returned to first. Alex, I like ya, I really do, but you fucked that up royally.
- Piniero--throw strikes.
- The usage of Papelbon was excellent. The game was in need of saving so you use your best reliever to save it. It's a lot easier to pitch a scoreless inning from scratch than to keep a runner from scoring from third with only one out. I don't always agree with Francona's bullpen usage but that decision was spot on.
Now back home for the opener at 3-3.