Obviously, we all WANT to win it, but do you feel we NEED/HAVE to win it?
Considering our lack of success in season openers going all the way back through the Fox era, and now 3 years into Rivera's tenure, I feel we NEED to win the opener. Otherwise, I feel that same letdown effect will set in and it's almost as though the players feel they're digging themselves out of a hole from the jump.
I'm almost of the mind to say this is such a pivotal season opener, considering everything, that if we don't win it, the season will likely be another sub-.500 year. We need to get off on the right foot this season, and losing the season opener just brings players and fans alike back to the "here we go again" mindset that has plagued our team since 2009.
What do you think?