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Right now, little to cheer about

Welcome-home party loses its shine as Red Sox bring 1-5 start to Fenway

Updated: April 13, 2012, 4:19 AM ET
By Gordon Edes | ESPNBoston.com

TORONTO -- Let's see now, a 1-5 start following a 7-20 September? Friday's lid-lifter at Fenway Park might be the most heartwarming home opener since the Bullpen By Committee was booed during pregame introductions in 2003.

Terry Francona says he's not coming back for next week's 100th anniversary event at the Fens? His successor as Red Sox manager, Bobby Valentine, says he can't wait to get back, but that was before the Sox lost the rubber game of this three-game set to the Blue Jays, ...

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