Boston Red Sox home opener against Baltimore Orioles postponed because of rain

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FILE – In this Oct. 25, 2007, file photo, Boston Red Sox’s Curt Schilling pitches against the Colorado Rockies in Game 2 of the baseball World Series at Fenway Park in Boston. Like many baseball writers, C. Trent Rosecrans viewed the Hall of Fame vote as a labor of love. The results of the 2021 vote will be announced Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021, and Rosecrans was not alone in finding the task particularly agonizing this time around. With Schilling’s candidacy now front and center — and Barry Bonds and Roger Clemens still on the ballot as well — voters have had to consider how much a player’s off-field behavior should affect his Hall of Fame chances. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens, File)

BOSTON (AP) — The Boston Red Sox have postponed their opener against the Baltimore Orioles until Friday because of rain that was forecast to continue through the day.

The Red Sox made the announcement at 9 a.m., about five hours before the scheduled first pitch.

After playing last season without fans, the team had been cleared by the state to open Fenway Park for the first time since the pandemic began to about 4,500 fans — 12% of capacity.

Opening day ceremonies scheduled for Thursday will also be held instead on Friday, which had been scheduled as an off-day in case of exactly this situation.

You can read the full statement from the Red Sox below:

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