Boston Red Sox defeat Detroit Tigers, 5-0

Bill Buckner exposed the Red Sox as a bunch of softies upon his return to a place where, for too long, revulsion unjustly trumped respect.

Kevin Youkilis said he was nearly in tears when Buckner threw a strike to Dwight Evans with the ceremonial first pitch in yesterday's home opener at Fenway Park. Manny Delcarmen, who was 4 when Mookie Wilson's roller skipped between Buckner's legs in 1986, said he had goose bumps. David Ortiz pronounced it cool. Mike Lowell called it...