BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — Thursday's Opening Day at Fenway Park marked an end to the wait for Boston Red Sox fans to see baseball's return, albeit at a quicker pace than usual.
The Red Sox take on the Baltimore Orioles for their first regular season home game, and will continue to play them through the weekend. It looked to be a chilly Opening Day— Lansdowne Street forecasts from Accuweather say temperatures will stick around the low forties, with a feel of 34 degrees Fahrenheit.
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According to the Boston Police Department, 104th Fighter Wing of the state's National Guard will be doing a flyover at Fenway, with two F-35As and two F-15cs at the opening ceremonies starting just before 2 p.m. Attending fans are asked to get to the park by 1:30 p.m. for the opening festivities.
Singer Michelle Brooks-Thompson will be the one to do the National Anthem, while a massive American flags waves atop the Green Monster.
This will be the first Opening Day with the new Major League Baseball rules that includes a pitch clock, limiting the amount of time pitchers can wait between throws down to 15 seconds with no runners, and 20 seconds with runners on base.
WBZ's Drew Moholland (@DrewWBZ) reports.
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