In just three days, actual balls will be thrown—in anger—to actual hitters. At 1:35 PM on Thursday, the Red Sox will take on the Northeastern Huskies. Once that seven-inning game is completed, the Carmine Hose will face the Boston College Eagles. While these are nearly always lop-sided wins for the pros, it is still the first baseball of the year. And now, we have Boston's pitching rotation for both games. Against NU, the Red Sox will send out: Joel Hanrahan, Daniel Bard, Andrew Miller, Alex Wilson, Clayton Mortensen, Pedro Beato, Anthony Carter. Against BC, the pitching lineup is: Koji Uehara, Andrew Bailey, Oscar Villareal, Terry Doyle, Jose De La Torre, Junichi Tazawa. Welcome to the season.