Welcome to Opening Day, and welcome to a season that starts with the Yankees considered significant underdogs for the first time in a long time.
“It’s low expectations outside of the clubhouse,” Mark Teixeira said. “Expectations in the clubhouse are the same. … We have a lot of confident guys in there. A lot of professionals. Guys that expect to win.”
Here’s the schedule of events for today.
10:20-11:20 a.m. Yankees hit
11:00 a.m. Gates open to ticket holders
11:20 a.m.-12:10 p.m. Red Sox hit
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
1:08 p.m. First Pitch