It’s Opening Day, Red Sox fans. You’ve been itching for the season to start. You’re tweeting about it. You’re talking it up in the office (if you didn’t take the day off from work):
It’s 9:30 am on Opening Day. If you haven’t already annoyed at least one person with a James Earl Jones impression, it’s time to get going.
— Rich Levine (@rich_levine) March 31, 2014
This feels like an opportunity to review a great moment in American cinema:
The Red Sox visit beautiful Oriole Park at Camden Yards this afternoon for Game 1 of their World Series title defense. BoSox Injection has all the relevant info below.
You can join our live game thread from the first pitch to the final out in the Disqus comment section. Several BSI writers will be stopping by this afternoon to talk about the action.
First Pitch: 3:05pm ET
Venue: Oriole Park at Camden Yards – Baltimore, MD
Starting Pitchers: Jon Lester (2013: 15-8, 3.75) vs. Chris Tillman (2013: 16-7, 3.71)
Radio: WEEI 93.7 FM Boston (find your local affiliate on the Red Sox radio network)
As Conor Duffy posted earlier today, Shane Victorino hit the DL and Jackie Bradley will join the team in Baltimore. Bradley is out of the lineup today, though. Daniel Nava will lead off and play right field in Victorino’s absence.
Your Red Sox lineup for Game 1: Nava RF, Pedroia 2B, Ortiz DH, Napoli 1B, Carp LF, Sizemore CF, Bogaerts SS, Pierzynski C, Middlebrooks 3B.
— Gary Dzen (@GaryDzen) March 31, 2014
Orioles 2014 Op Day lineup: Markakis 9, Hardy 6, Jones 8, Davis 3, Cruz 7, Wieters 2, Young DH, Flaherty 5, Schoop 4. Tillman 1.
— Dan Connolly (@danconnollysun) March 31, 2014