Opening Day Postponed…

ahhh…I can hardly wait one more day, but it looks like we’ll have to.  While we hoped that the weather (rain) would hold off, unfortunately the forecast looks to dire to start a game today.

So today’s game (our Season Opener) will now be played tomorrow (Tuesday) at 4:05pm.

Here’s the official team release:


For Immediate Release

Monday, April 6, 2009



Game To Be Made Up on Tuesday, April 7 at 4:05 p.m.


BOSTON, MA – Today’s Red Sox 2009 Opening Day game at Fenway Park has been postponed due to the forecast of heavy rain throughout the afternoon and evening.  The game is rescheduled for Tuesday, April 7, at 4:05 p.m. to better accommodate fans who must reschedule.  Opening Day festivities now will take place on Tuesday.  Gates will open at 2:05 p.m.


The forecast provided by the Red Sox weather service, Meteorlogix, indicates heavy rain, strong winds and possible thunderstorms will begin during the early afternoon hours and continue throughout the evening. 


“After consulting with our weather service and other professional meteorologists, it became apparent it would be extremely unlikely, if not impossible, that we could get a complete game in today so the decision was made to postpone until Tuesday,” said Larry Lucchino, President/CEO.  “Our fans look forward to this unofficial Red Sox Nation holiday each year, and we want to make sure that they are able to enjoy the full experience including both the special pregame ceremonies and a full nine innings of play.  We reserved an alternate rain date for tomorrow for just such adverse circumstances as present themselves today.”


It marks the first Red Sox home-opening postponement since 2003, when the game was called because of rain. 

Tickets for Monday’s opener will be good on Tuesday, April 7.

NESN, WEEI and SBN (WWDJ 1150 AM) will carry the rescheduled 4:05 pm game. 


The Red Sox and Rays are scheduled to play the second game of the series on Wednesday at 7:10 pm at Fenway Park.


The Red Sox Foundation Welcome Home Dinner Presented By Covidien will take place as scheduled at the House of Blues Boston. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the program begins at 6:00 p.m.





Don’t you worry Insider, the extra wait will be worth it. This will be another year for the history books. From beginning to end, it will stand out from the 29 other boring teams. Our Sox will reward us with another glorious championship-winning year…and another ring. Better to have the season start on a clear dry day without rain interuptions (remember the silly music video that Papelbon and DelCarmen made ?). Tomorrow will be a great day.

As disappointed as I am about the weather — I’m also relieved. I forgot to set my DVR! So tomorrow, works far better for me — I’ll be home to watch! 🙂


I ran home from work excited for opening day!
but I was sadly let down.

Oh well, I can wait.

I ran home from work excited for opening day!
but I was sadly let down.

Oh well, I can wait.

Tell me all about the Welcome Home Dinner at the House of Blues on Lovely Landsdowne Street last night. There was absolutely no way for me to be there, so I needed you to be my eyes and ears Mr. Insider !! Make me smile with your Match Game stories ! I hear sparkled coats were involved.

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