UPDATE: SOX WIN
Powered by the offense of Brandon Moss, who tied the game with a ninth-inning HR, and Manny Ramirez, who clocked a go-ahead double, the Sox win the season opener, 6-5, in 10 innings, over the A's.
Although not exactly a morning person, N4N rose at 5:30 am today to turn on NESN and find the Boston Globe's Gordon Edes expressing sympathy for us early risers back in New England. Dice-K was shaky at the outset, but settled down, notching six Ks (and five walks) in a few innings of work. Last I heard, a Brandon Moss single, following a two-run Manny two-bagger, put the Sox on top, 3-2, but even at this early hour, there's still a lot of baseball to go.