The 2007 World Series Game #1 Wednesday Oct. 24 2007
Well, that magic day of days is here. Game one of the 2007 World Series of Baseball between the visiting Colorado Rockies and the Boston Red Sox begins at 8:35 PM EDT tonight, a little more than 14 hours from now. And the Red Sox had to take Tim Wakefield off the Series roster and add lefty Jon Lester. Wakes' shoulder just wasn't getting any better, and Lester looked good coming out of the bullpen for a three inning stint against the Indians. He'll be fine starting game #4. Here are the starting pitching matchups for the 2007 World Series of Baseball.....
Wed., Oct. 24 (8:35 p.m.)
Game 1 at Boston
Josh Beckett vs. Jeff Francis
Thurs., Oct. 25 (8:29 p.m.)
Game 2 at Boston
Curt Schilling vs. Ubaldo Jimenez
Saturday, Oct. 27 (8 p.m.)
Game 3 at Colorado
Daisuke Matsuzaka vs. Josh Fogg
Sunday, Oct. 28 (8 p.m.)
Game 4 at Colorado
Jon Lester vs. Aaron Cook
Monday, Oct. 29
Game 5* at Colorado (repeat game #1 starters)
Wednesday, Oct. 31
Game 6* at Boston (repeat game #2 starters)
tThursday, Nov. 1 (repeat game #3 starters, and everyone but Schill and Tom Yawkey will be available)
Game 7* at Boston
The first pitch will be thrown out by none other than Mr. Red Sox, Carl Yastrzemski. And, in a little trivia moment, the winner of game one in previous World Series has won it all 62% of the time. We have our best pitcher going tonight, so let's play ball!! I broke down the teams, position by position, including the bench, the bullpen and the manager, and I gave the edge to Boston everywhere but in center and rightfield. Then I checked the Hartford Courant's analysis, and to my surprise, it was identical. Talk about a smart Courant sportswriter! Just kidding. His pick was the Red Sox in 5 games. My pick is the Boston Red Sox in 6.
The intangibles are there, the drama and excitement sure to boil over in Fenway Park and throughout every inch of Red Sox Nation and Red Sox International as 8:35PM grows nearer and nearer. THE WORLD SERIES! Wow!! My Constant Readers, treasure these games and this team of ours. For after all, who knows when next we might be treated to something as special as this.
The weather will be cool, with temperatures dropping all day to reside in the mid 50s by gametime. There will be intermitent showers but nothing that would interupt the game itself. Please click on the title of this post for the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes look at our game #1 starter, Josh "Baseball" Beckett. It's an illuminating and insightful piece about a helluva pitcher. And every one of you, enjoy tonight, and all the good times to come. For they WILL be good times, those moments that will be indelibly stamped in our memories for decades to come. A part of every one of us forever. And remember, always believe. Always have faith. Go Red Sox. And thanks, as always, for being here.
These are the times we'll remember, though they will not last forever. But the memories will...for life! My best to every one of you, always!