No, not Mariano Rivera, or even erstwhile, infamous poster MoForPresident. Not even Mo Vaughn.
We’re rooting for the big Mo-mentum. As in, a team with three straight wins has a better chance of beating a team with five straight losses even though that team has a tired and struggling bullpen, inconsistent starters and an only recently revived lineup. Between Big Mo, Fenway Park, and the inning-to-inning walking heart attack that is a Josh Beckett start, this should be a heckuva start to a heckuva series. It’s the first game of what Theo Epstein has called "The Gauntlet."
Root for Papi or Manny if you must. I’m rooting for Mo.
P.S.: Look for Timlin and rookie Craig Breslow to be the first two out of the pen. Not sure how many rookies the Sox will have fielded this year once Breslow makes his debut (he pitched briefly last season in the NL), but it’s gotta be approaching a dozen. Will research and add later.