Let's play ball ... tomorrow.
The Boston Red Sox' 2021 Opening Day matchup with the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park on Thursday has been postponed due to weather, the team announced Thursday morning.
The Red Sox and Orioles instead will play Friday at 2:10 p.m. ET, and tickets for Thursday's postponed game will be good for Friday's contest, per the club.
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"The decision to postpone our first game of the season was not made lightly," Red Sox president and CEO Sam Kennedy said in a statement. "The built-in off day was created for just this purpose and tomorrow’s forecast for sunshine also factored into our decision.
"We have been eager to have fans back at Fenway Park for the first time in 18 months and look forward to welcoming everyone back tomorrow under brighter and drier conditions."
Fans will be allowed at Fenway Park at up to 12% capacity as the Red Sox begin their 2021 campaign. They'll get a glimpse at a retooled roster that aims to bounce back from a brutal 2020 season in which Boston finished with Major League Baseball's fourth-worst record.
Nathan Eovaldi was set to start on Opening Day for the Red Sox with Eduardo Rodriguez dealing with a dead arm, while John Means is Baltimore's Game 1 starter. The teams haven't formally announced their pitchers for Friday's game, though.