Red Sox Breaking News: Opening Day postponed to Friday due to weather
Red Sox v. Orioles Opening Day clash postponed
Today is the day that baseball fans have been waiting for, Opening Day. One of the holiest days on the sports calendar has finally arrived, except for Red Sox Nation. Moments ago, the organization announced that today’s lunchtime clash with the Baltimore Orioles has been postponed due to a rainy morning in Boston. The game will now get pushed to tomorrow with seemingly everything just carrying over to Friday.
Red Sox Nation was more than geared up for today’s game as this squad looked pretty damn good in spring training and there is definitely a different feeling in the air. Ahead of 2020, there was a lot of confusion and downright pessimism not just with the team but with everything surrounding COVID. While the country is still very much in the battle with the virus things are in a positive swing. Having fans back at Fenway Park for the 2021 season instantly made this upcoming campaign better than what we went through last year.
Nathan Eovaldi was once again set to take the mound for the Red Sox just as he had for Opening Day last year. The fireballing righty had a mediocre spring training but still showed plenty of promise that he can get the job done to open the regular season. Boston’s pitching staff has been the biggest topic of discussion over the last year or so and Chaim Bloom made sure to address it this offseason.
Boston’s CBO added several starters and relievers to the roster giving Alex Cora plenty of options between his familiar faces and the new kids in school. Bloom also beefed up the offense by adding names like Marwin Gonzalez and Kiké Hernandez and they should be a formidable foe to any opposing pitcher. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait another day to see the team that Chaim put together to take the field and start their march toward October.
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Red Sox CEO Sam Kennedy stated in the announcement that tomorrow’s sunny forecast, as well as a built-in off day, were the factors the team used to make their decision on today. While the rain was supposed to let up by game time enough damage would’ve been done making today’s game a tricky one to play. As excited as I was for this afternoon’s game, I’ve waited long enough for Opening Day and one more day isn’t going to be the end of the world, I hope.
If you had tickets for today’s game, they will be honored by the Red Sox for tomorrow and the first pitch is still scheduled for 2:10 pm. If you weren’t able to get your hands on a ticket then you can still watch the game on NESN among several other services like MLB.TV and Fubo.TV. WEEI 93.7 will also be carrying the game if you can’t get your eyes on a tv.
Red Sox Nation will have to wait one more day to dive into the 2021 regular season which is a massive bummer. I’m expecting Eovaldi to get the call again for tomorrow since it shouldn’t really throw off his preparations too much with it being just a single-day push. Boston has put in the work to get this team back to a competitive level and while a playoff push may be a challenge, they definitely shouldn’t be finishing fourth from the bottom. Tomorrow is going to be the first step toward redemption for this ballclub and it all starts at 2:10 pm against the Orioles.