At last. Yes, the lineup is... sure something, but hey the Astros beat Matt Harrison last night. Watch the game before declaring the Yankees doomed.
Here's LoHud with a breakdown of the pregame if you can catch it on YES:
12:42-12:52 p.m. Baseline introductions
12:52 p.m. Introduction of giant American flag, unfurled by West Point Cadets
12:53 p.m. Presentation of Colors: Newtown, Conn. First Responders–Police and Fire Dept. joint color guard
12:53 p.m. Moment of Silence: Newtown, Conn.
12:55 p.m. National Anthem introduction
12:56 p.m. National Anthem: Constantine Maroulis
1:03 p.m. Umpires and Managers to Home Plate
1:06 p.m. Yankees take the field; ceremonial first pitch thrown by Lou Piniella
"Sweet Lou" gets first pitch honors after Jorge Posada threw it last year and Mike Mussina the year before. Step down, but whatever. He was good as a player and manager anyway. We won't discuss his broadcasting.
The game is on YES and ESPN, and perhaps you can tune in to WCBS to see what kind of zany nicknames Sterling reveals for the new players.
#52 / Pitcher / New York Yankees
Jul 21, 1980
#31 / Pitcher / Boston Red Sox
Jan 07, 1984
|NEW YORK YANKEES||BOSTON RED SOX|
|Brett Gardner - CF||Jacoby Ellsbury - CF|
|Eduardo Nunez - SS||Shane Victorino - RF|
|Robinson Cano - 2B||Dustin Pedroia - 2B|
|Kevin Youkilis - 1B||Mike Napoli - 1B|
|Vernon Wells - LF||Will Middlebrooks - 3B|
|Ben Francisco - DH||Jarrod Saltalamacchia - C|
|Ichiro Suzuki - LF||Jonny Gomes - DH|
|Jayson Nix - 3B||Jackie Bradley Jr. - LF|
|Francisco Cervelli - C||Jose Iglesias - SS|