this is a picture of christopher lidle, who is six years old. he is throwing out the ceremonial first pitch at the beginning of the new season at yankee stadium. this is because his father cory, who pitched for the yankees last year, died in a plane crash.
this is a-rod, being congratulated by bobby abreu, who he drove in with a home run in the bottom of the 8th inning.
also, the red sox lost to the perennially worst kansas city royals. it's usually like qpr winning and chelscum losing - cause for great joy. somewhat muted, however, today by the sight of that little boy.