I know I'm biased here, but I liked what I saw - bad opposition or not. The Royals are still a major league baseball team and they did slap around Schilling three nights before. He had good command, his pitches had excellent movement and he didn't seem to be phased by nerves, hordes of media and the immense pressure Boston (both fans and media) puts on the Red Sox. I'm not ready to annoint him the next Cy Young, but for a first MLB start he looked great. Like Jeff said, the true test will be when he faces the Yankees and some of the other power line ups in the AL like Toronto, Cleveland, White Sox and Detroit.