At long last, it’s time to play ball.

The Red Sox and Yankees open the 2005 season tonight at 8:00, and we have plenty of baseball links to keep you reading about the matchup between now and the first pitch.

The Herald rolls out its annual baseball/Sox preview section today, and the Globe and Providence Journal also offer a number of stories. We’ll also have some links from the New York papers and the blogs.

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