A couple dozen bleary-eyed Red Sox fans were at Stockhouse Restaurant on Main Street this morning to catch the Red Sox season-opener at 6:05a. Instead of witnessing Daisuke Matsuzaka being battered, though, fans at the Westbrook restaurant were treated to the spectacle of the DirecTV logo bounding around the screen ceaselessly, while the Stockhouse owner scrambled to secure the feed from Japan. When I left at around 7a, the crowd had melted away, and the game still wasn't on.
At least the breakfast was decent.
- John C.L. Morgan