Yesterday was the home opener at Fenway Park with a great celebration 86 years in the making. The sox unveiled a huge championship banner and passed out the championship to the players -- even some players no longer on the team made the trip, which was very cool. The other very cool thing was the surprise appearance of Patriot's linebacker Tedy Bruschi. This was his first public appearance since his recent stroke and all of Fenway started chanting "Tedy" as he walked across the field. He was joined with other Boston sports greats Bill Russell, Bobby Orr, and fellow 3x Super Bowl champ Richard Seymour who all threw ceremonial first pitches. And the day ended perfectly, with a 8-1 spanking of the Yankees. But I'll give the Yanks credit, the were all in the dugout watching all of the pregrame ceremony. Biggest laugh of it all was the rousing ovation for NY closer Mariano Rivera -- he's blown the last four games against the Sox. He was even laughing about it. All the other yanks got their normal echoing of boos, but A-Rod has now passed Jeter for loudest and longest booing.