Sometime a song gets you with the introduction. The Smiths' "The Boy With The Thorn In His Side" probably has my favorite beginning to any tune. But, of course, there are lots of great openers that scream to you that the song you are about to listen is going to be brilliant. What are your favorites?
This season's beginning has not been music to Yanks fans' ears. Sabathia and Wang stunk in their two starts and the Yanks have been outplayed by the formerly lowly Orioles. There are beginnings to good, even great songs that suck, so Yanks fans should not fear. For instance, a lot of classical music hits don't get going until 5 to 37 minutes into the song. The 1998 Yanks season famously began awfully with Yanks starters getting knocked around. And then the Yanks turned in the best season maybe ever. That's not to say we should want this crappy act to continue today in Baltimore. AJ Burnett, who signed a much-maligned contract in the off-season, is on the mound for the Bombers. Everyone knows his deal. He has amazing stuff, maybe has a two-cent brain, and is much better usually when he's pitching in a walk year. But baseball history is filled with new beginnings. That's the beauty part of this game. And maybe today will be a new beginning for both AJ and the Yanks.
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