Dice-K vs. Ichiro (and Felix)
When was the last time everyone just wanted to get the Fenway opener out of the way? Let’s face it, this is a unique occasion when the second Fenway game is about 20 times more intriguing than the first Fenway game.
How many flashbulbs will go off in the yard when Dice-K throws that first pitch to Ichiro? If you don’t love this matchup, you don’t love baseball. This is what it’s about, as a former Red Sox first baseman who wore 15 and now plays for the Orioles always loved to say.
This is going to be some matchup. What is more fun: Dice vs. Ichiro or Dice vs. Felix Hernandez?
Find me two more exciting young pitchers in baseball right now than Matsuzaka and Hernandez. Waiting, waiting, waiting. You can’t come up with any can you?
This should be something. Can it possibly live up to the hype? This is how we used to feel when Pedro was in his prime and he’d be facing Roger Clemens and the Yankees.
I hope everyone has a blast watching this one unfold.