Will Mariano Rivera get a live “Enter Sandman” played before his last game in Yankee Stadium?


This is interesting:

Yes, interesting because what in the heck is Metallica doing playing the Apollo, but more interesting because if they’re gonna be in New York anyway, what’s to stop them from setting up some giant amps in Monument Park and giving Mo a live “Enter Sandman” when he makes his final appearance in front of the home crowd?

I tend not to be the sort who gets into such orchestrated things, but if you don’t think that wouldn’t be chill-inducing, please go get an emotion transplant.

Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for Red Sox

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No surprise here: Chris Sale will start on Opening Day for the Red Sox, Pete Abraham of The Boston Globe reports. The Red Sox open the season on March 29 in Tampa Bay against the Rays. Sale will oppose Chris Archer.

Sale, 28, is the fifth different Opening Day starter the Red Sox have had in as many years, preceded by Rick Porcello, David Price, Clay Buchholz, and Jon Lester. Sale started on Opening Day for the White Sox in 2013, ’14, and ’16.

Sale finished second in AL Cy Young Award balloting last year and finished ninth for AL MVP. He went 17-8 with a 2.90 ERA and a 308/43 K/BB ratio in 214 1/3 innings. Sale and Clayton Kershaw (2015) are the only pitchers to strike out 300 or more batters in a season dating back to 2003.