I thought I would return today to celebrate Opening Day 2010. When I left MLBlogs, the countdown on my blog was at about 50 days. Now, it’s at a little over six hours. It went by quick, and thank god it did.
Opening Day 2010 is just around the corner. The excitement won’t take long to appear, as the Yankees and Red Sox are set to face off to start the season. Taking a look at the schedule, I noticed something interesting.
The Yankees and Red Sox will play in Boston two times early in the season (April 4-7 and May 7-9). Then, they will have three straight series at Yankee stadium in May, August and September, before closing out the season in Fenway for the last series of the year.
This is not typical scheduling. The Yankees and Red Sox will not meet up in Boston all summer. In fact, all the series are clumped together. There will be a long wait time between series at Fenway and series in general.
So, that means that both teams better make their mark early. If you remember, it did not loom well for the Yankees when they were 0-8 against the Sox last year. It was tough playing with that over their head. Although they overcame it, they probably would like to avoid it happening again, as would the Red Sox.
This year, there won’t be a lot of time to make up for mistakes in the rivalry. The Yankees better make their mark early, or their going to be jaded all summer.