The Red Sox and their new manager opened up with an 8-2 victory against the Yankees that was satisfying on many levels.
Dan Shaughnessy writes that it was a full first day for Jackie Bradley Jr.
Nick Cafardo writes that the Sox did all the little things right against their rivals.
Julian Benbow writes that Jon Lester hung in there and got the Red Sox a victory. He's putting last season in the past.
The notebook has Andrew Bailey picking up a big out and David Ortiz feeling spry.