In a twist that you just could not script any better, the Red Sox and the Yankees will kick off the 2005 season at Yankee Stadium. Then, and this is where it gets fun, the Red Sox will play the Yankees at the 2005 home opener at Fenway Park, which also happens to be when the Red Sox will be receiving their World Series rings. Nothing could be finer than having Jeter, A-Fraud, et al sitting through the ceremonies when the Red Sox get their rings and raise the World Championship banner at Fenway. Teddy Ballgame is smiling down on us.
Update: In one of the greatest scenes I’ve ever seen at Fenway, the Red Sox fans brought the house down when Mariano Rivera was introduced during the open day ceremonies. And like a true pro, Mariano took it all in stride with a huge smile. Class act (Mo, not the Yanks. :P )