Maybe this will get a bit more play in a couple weeks, but the Sox are scheduled to play two exhibitions in Arizona the Thursday and Friday before the regular season starts. These are games at Bank One ball park and the ONLY reason for this is $$$$. I'm not sure when they were scheduled, but if the Sox new they were opening on the East Coast (or even if they did not), this seems really bad.
Of course all the players will not make the trip (especially the starting pitchers), but having even some of the players fly across the country twice in two days prior to the biggest season opener in the hsitory of baseball, seems like poor judgment. Of course it is not as bad as opening in Tokyo, but still I don't like it.