Kansas City Here We Go!

Kansas City Here We Go!

04/01/2007: The Red Sox worked out this afternoon in Kauffman Stadium in anticipation of Monday's season opening game vs. the Royals. Shortstop Julio Lugo, who will make his Boston debut on Monday, celebrates as he comes out of the batting cage after hitting a long ball during his turn at bat.

(Boston Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)

Boston.com Coverage: Today's the Day

Hench: Power, Pitching Will Put Sox Back on Top

"The Red Sox had 37 starts made in ‘06 by journeymen who ended the season with a combined 6.91 ERA. Replace 33 of those starts with Dice-K and last year's 11-game gap between the Yanks and third-place Sox has to disappear, right?

Besides, with David Ortiz, Manny Ramirez and J.D. Drew (who raked this spring) in the middle of the order, it's not like Boston will struggle mightily to score runs. Heading into 2007, the Red Sox look like the much more balanced team and, accordingly, will end the Yankees' nine-year hammerlock on the AL East, relegating New York to the wild card."-- 4.1.07, Kevin Hench, FOXSports.com

Shaughnessy: Opening Day Fever | KC Star: Sox Circus Comes to Town

"If you’re not optimistic, you’re crazy." -- 4.1.07, Red Sox manager Terry Francona

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Hanley enjoying his return > Victorino slowly getting up to speed > Ramirez fitting right in > Manuel Margot in stars in Salem

Boston Herald:

Pablo Sandoval struggles against lefties continues > Buchholz says he's sorry for the effort > Red Sox doing more right than wrong > Miley put Sox in hole

ProJo:

Brentz walkoff helps PawSox win at McCoy > Marrero more aggressive > Vic ready to make impact > Workman receives PRP injection

NY Post:

The latest way ESPN ruined Sunday Night Baseball > Girardi dusts off Mike Stanley story for Jeter's panicked replacement > Yankees all-in on Carlos Beltran, and that's a problem

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