Watch: Red Sox release Opening Day hype video with apparent reference to horrid start

Alex Reimer
April 09, 2019 - 11:44 am

The Red Sox are turning the page past last season’s World Series victory, at least according to the team’s Opening Day hype video.

On Tuesday morning, the Red Sox posted a 90-second hype video, which says the team recognizes the challenges that lie ahead this season. “Now, it gets harder,” the narrator says. “Because this year, there’s a new trophy. And it won’t be enough to just beat 29 other teams. Now, we are up against history.”

The line appears to be a reference to the Red Sox’ disappointing 3-8 start, ensuring they will be in a dogfight for the AL East for the bulk of the summer.

The coolest part of the video, for my money, are the old highlights of players from their college days, such as David Price at Vanderbilt or Andrew Benintendi at the University of Arkansas. It’s a reminder that World Series championships aren’t just about rewarding a season’s worth of work, but rather a lifetime. 

Though the season officially started earlier this month in Seattle, it feels like the title defense really gets going today.