With inclement weather headed for New York City on Thursday, the New York Yankees have decided to postpone their season opener against the Boston Red Sox, pushing it back to Friday instead.
The game will begin at 1:05 p.m. ET.
The Yankees released a statement on Twitter announcing the postponement and rescheduling of the team’s season opener.
Everything will play out as it was initially supposed to, with the gates opening at the same time and pregame ceremonies taking place at 12:30 p.m.
The only difference is that the game will now take place on Friday, April 8.
Thursday’s Yankees-Red Sox Opening Day game has been rescheduled due to the forecast of inclement weather. The game will now be played on Friday, April 8, at 1:05pm at Yankee Stadium.
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 6, 2022
Rain, Rain, Go Away!
It’s always disappointing when an Opening Day game gets washed away due to rain and ultimately postponed.
Fans paid good money to go see the Opening Day game between the two historic rivals of the American League East.
But the good thing for the Yankees is that Friday was a built in off-day for the club, and they can simply push the game back for just a day without having to worry about rescheduling it later and ultimately playing doubleheaders, which is something every team will have to deal with this year due to the lockout compromising the first week of games on the regular season schedule.
Now, instead of having a day off in between the first two games of the season, the series can go on as a normal weekend series would, from Friday to Sunday.
Again, it’s very likely that this postponement will not affect either team’s pitching plans for the season opener.