Howard Herman is a sports columnist at The Berkshire Eagle. The dean of full-time sportswriters in Western Mass., he has been with the Eagle since 1988, and is a member of the New England Baseball and Basketball Hall of Fame.

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Boston Red Sox left fielder Masataka Yoshida hits the ball during Boston's comeback attempt that failed against the Baltimore Orioles on Opening Day. 

BOSTON — It wasn’t the way Boston Red Sox manager Alex Cora had it drawn up.

“Man, I just want to win an Opening Day,” Cora said during his pregame meeting with reporters before Thursday’s opener at Fenway Park. “I’m 0 for 4, I think. So let’s win today.


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