BOSTON -- A few pregame observations from Gordon Edes, relayed via Twitter (@GordonEdes):
Hearing that there was some serious gridlock in the concourses...but a Philly writer practically ran into a bundled-up Curt Schilling.
Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino is in the house, as well as team chairman Tom Werner, who may lace them up for celebrity game this weekend.
The same people who dodge line-drive fouls beyond the dugouts may get some action with flying pucks this afternoon.
First big roar of the day just went up as B's skated onto the ice for warmups. And now the first chorus of boos, as Flyers shoot at their net.
I'll wager that weather may be much more miserable when Sox open on a Sunday night against the Yankees than here today.
Haven't seen any bare-chested zanies yet, but they may be waiting for the national TV cameras to come on.
Cool video screen at field level almost to top of Monster in front of the flagpole.
Forgive me, but I can't help but wonder what Manny would think if he came out of the dugout right now. Maybe he'd be waving a Canadian flag.
Fire alarm going off in press box. NHL types aren't aware this happens from time to time during Sox games. Few nervous faces.
The most popular souvenir item by far seems to be the gold and yellow winter classic stocking caps. And the beer lines, even the morning after a few libations were consumed to usher in the New Year, look longer than the hot chocolate lines.
Maybe it's because of all the overcoats and parkas, but concourses seem even more crowded than for Sox game.