Red Sox and Yankees — Game 1 of 18
Here we go again. The greatest rivalry in sports begins anew on this rainy Friday night at Fenway.
How bizarre is a Red Sox-Yankees game with no Derek Jeter or Joe Torre? Jeter probably won’t play this weekend with his quad injury. And Jorge Posada is DH-ing and won’t catch all weekend.
Francona was pretty funny talking about Jeter, and how he should take his time with the injury:
“I think that’s very sensible on his part [to sit out]. I’m always
worried about him. It’s a long year. I may go seek him out and tell him he
needs to be careful. You can never be too careful.”
“If you’re a Boston fan, you certainly
don’t want to see him have something to do with the outcome of a game. if
you’re a baseball fan it’s hard not to like him. I’ve seen him play since he
was a kid in the fall league. If anything, he seems like he respects the game
more now than he did then. And I had a lot of regard for him then. That’s why I
think he needs to take care of that quad. It will be good for him.”
ere are tonight’s lineups for both teams:
Gonzalez (Alberto) SS