I'm a sucker for Wrigley, so I feel I'll probably be a sucker for Fenway, too.
You can have really good statistics, which are really good, and it's a serious advantage, but when push comes to shove, it's about players communicating and players playing together.
Verlander is a guy every right-handed power pitcher looks up to since the beginning of time.
You know in a playoff atmosphere anything can happen.
When you're more comfortable out there, you start seeing different things, relaxing more, being able to trust your pitches more and not try to overdo things as much.
There's a lot of pageantry involved in opening day, flyovers, extra long TV breaks and stuff. To say that it's not important, more so than some other ones, it is. It's the first game of the year. but I got 30 starts to make. Each win or loss is equally as important.