For a lot of people, baseball is just a game; but for real fans, players, coaches, managers, and even executives, it is everything.
That’s why we all celebrated its return so much: we missed it, and now, we are enjoying it, at long last.
Cora, additionally, knows all about “The Rivalry,” and what it means to Red Sox and Yankees fans.
“Alex Cora: ‘It’s Opening Day. A month ago, everything was so negative about this game. To be able to watch it yesterday, that was the coolest thing. Now, Yankee Stadium, those guys, us. This is what it’s all about. It should be fun,'” Chris Cotillo of Mass Live tweeted.
Alex Cora: "It's Opening Day. A month ago, everything was so negative about this game. To be able to watch it yesterday, that was the coolest thing. Now, Yankee Stadium, those guys, us. This is what it's all about. It should be fun."
— Chris Cotillo (@ChrisCotillo) April 8, 2022
We Have Baseball And Its Biggest Rivalry Back
Cora is right: a month ago was March 8, and the league and the Players Association still hadn’t come to terms on a new collective bargaining agreement (CBA) deal.
That agreement came two days later, on March 10, so Cora is accurate: all of us were miserable a month ago because we thought we wouldn’t get baseball for at least a month, perhaps more.
But the season officially started yesterday, and it brought us several exciting games and moments.
The best and most exciting matchup of all, however, will start today, as the Red Sox will take on the Yankees.
The latter are surely eager to get some revenge, after Boston knocked them out of the postseason in the Wild Card Game.
The fiercest rivalry in baseball is back.