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Red Sox Opening Day postponed

The weather in New York looks wet for Thursday, so the game has been postponed to Friday
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Published: Apr. 6, 2022 at 9:08 AM EDT
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CONCOURSE, N.Y (WMTW) - Boston Red Sox fans will need to wait one extra day for the start of the new season.

The team’s Opening Day game against the New York Yankees in the Bronx is being postponed because of the forecast for inclement weather, the Yankees announced.

The teams are now scheduled to open the season on Friday at 1:05 p.m.

That is the same day the Portland Sea Dogs are scheduled to open their season at home against the New Hampshire Fisher Cats. First pitch at Hadlock Field is scheduled for 6 p.m.

Boston previously announced that pitcher Nathan Eovaldi would get the ball as the starter for Opening Day.

Boston was originally scheduled to open the season at home against the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park on March 31.

That changed, however, when the offseason MLB lockout dragged on into March, which caused the league to initially scrap the first two series of the 2022 season. The league later restored the 2022 schedule to 162 games for each team after the MLB and MLB Players Association signed a new collective bargaining agreement on March 10.

Boston’s home opener against the Twins on April 15 is scheduled for a 2:05 p.m. start. In addition to celebrating Fenway Park’s first game of 2022, April 15 also marks One Boston Day and the 75th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking MLB’s color barrier.

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