Orioles-Red Sox Opening Day game postponed due to rain originally appeared on NBC Sports Washington
The Orioles have waited 185 days to play a regulation baseball game. They will have to wait for one more.
After the forecast predicted a strong likelihood of rain throughout the day Thursday, the Boston Red Sox announced that their Opening Day game against Baltimore would be moved to Friday at 2:10 p.m.
“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.”
Pregame ceremonies will begin at 1:40 p.m. ET.The Orioles plan to start 2019 AL Rookie of the Year runner-up John Means against Boston’s 2018 playoff hero Nathan Eovaldi to kick off the season.