First game at Target Field
With Jacoby Ellsbury out of today’s lineup a day after nearly breaking some ribs, Marco Scutaro became the first hitter to ever step foot in the batters box at Target Field, at least in an official capacity. Here was the first pitch. By the way, he singled the fourth pitch into center for a hit against former Red Sox farm-hand Carl Pavano, who was once traded for some guy named Pedro Martinez.
Yes, today is ribbon-cutting day, and it’s a nice day so far. Enough sun and enough warmth to make us happy we’re outdoors instead of in the Metrodome. Here is a look at the new field, apologies that blackberry photos aren’t the very best.