Fans are excited for Opening Day at Fenway
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Monday is opening day at Fenway and CEO Larry Lucchino said fans have a lot to look forward to in 2013.
"It’s going to be a scrappy, underdog kind of team. No one's predicting us to win anything but it's okay to be underestimated and overlooked,” said Lucchino.
The Red Sox are heading into the home opener with a 4-and-2 record, the best mark the team has had to start a season since 2006.
They’re also coming off a monster win -- the Red Sox dominated Toronto Sunday, beating Cy Young winner RA Dickey and the Jays 13-0.
Will Middlebrooks, alone, hit three home runs.
Highly-touted rookie Jackie Bradley, junior has struggled since last week's impressive debut.
Bradley went 0-for-4 Sunday and is hitting just .143.
Despite Bradley's slow start, the team is doing well, and fans are excited to see baseball at Fenway again.
"Fenway park is steeped in tradition but with that we have to spark up a new generation of fans and just get everybody committed," said fan Elijah Harris.
Lucchino said after a disappointing last year and a half, there's hope on the horizon, in a team with new faces, a likable team he believes all fans will embrace.
“I would say to Red Sox Nation: give this team a chance. I think you're going to like this team, the intensity with which they play, [and the] scrappiness of the team,” said Lucchino.
The Red Sox home opener kicks off Monday afternoon at 2:05 p.m.