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Opening Day has been postponed due to rain

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Because of course.

Atlanta Braves v Boston Red Sox Photo by Billie Weiss/Boston Red Sox/Getty Images

Well, so much for the excitement of Opening Day. We will have to be saving all of that up for another 24 hours or so. The Red Sox were supposed to kick off their 2021 season this afternoon against the Orioles starting at 2:05 PM ET. Mother Nature had some other ideas. Due to forecasts of rain scattered throughout the day, the team has decided to just cancel things early and push the game into Friday, starting at the same time. If you had tickets for today’s game, they will be honored tomorrow.

While this is certainly a bummer, it is probably for the best. It would have been great to play today, but there was a real chance we would have seen multiple delays, and that would have put an even bigger damper on things than cancelling it outright. It’s also good that they cancelled it in the morning rather than waiting for everyone to arrive and sit around for a couple of hours before making this call.

All the same, this really stinks. But we’ve waited all winter, so I suppose we can wait one more day. The good news is things should be clear on Friday, so there’s no concerns about this happening for a second straight day.

Update (9:22 AM)

Here’s the Red Sox statement.