Making it through 50 of anything is quite an accomplishment. Going to 50 baseball games in a lifetime, for people not in the industry, is a feat likely held by a slight percentage of fans. Going to 50 opening days for a single team is an accomplishment shared by a chosen few, the fan elite.
In the American League, Jon Lester and the Boston Red Sox got off to a quick start after a dreadful 2012 season, winning 8-2 over the New York Yankees yesterday. Meanwhile, Alex Rodriguez says he's committed to returning from hip surgery.
Elsewhere, Detroit doubled up Minnesota 4-2. The White Sox shut out Kansas City 1-0 and Seattle beat Oakland 2-0.
In the National League, Collin Cowgill capped a successful New York debut with a grand slam and the Mets crushed San Diego 11-2.