The Red Sox trotted out the usual Opening Day fare, hanging bunting from the upper decks and bringing Harry Connick Jr. to sing 'America the Beautiful.' They also honored the 1967 'Impossible Dream' team that won the AL pennant, bringing them out from behind a giant U.S. flag covering the Green Monster as Robert Goulet sang 'The Impossible Dream.' espn.com
Goulet is, perhaps unsurprisingly, a Masshole, so the above isn't quite as random as you'd think. Still, though. Apparently, the Sox' additional attempts to have Andy Williams serenade Johnny Pesky with a special rendition of "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" were thwarted when team researchers were unable to establish whether either of the people involved were still living.