Fans of four teams will have to wait a little longer for opening day.
The New York Yankees announced Wednesday morning that their opening day game against the Boston Red Sox on Thursday is being postponed due to inclement weather. The game is rescheduled for Friday at 1:05 p.m.
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.
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— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 6, 2022
According to The Weather Channel, there's a 98 percent chance of rain Thursday, with thunderstorms expected later in the day. Friday, meanwhile, looks mostly free of rain and the temperature is projected to climb into the early 60s, which is the opening day weather you want to experience as a fan (and probably also as a player).
Our #OpeningDay game has been postponed to Friday. The game and festivities timeline: Breakfast on the Plaza from 6 to 9am, gates open at 1pm, and first pitch at 3:10pm.
Tickets will automatically be transferred to Friday’s rescheduled game. More info: https://t.co/WsP1VwQVVm pic.twitter.com/XFIohxLOjQ
— Minnesota Twins (@Twins) April 6, 2022
The weather in Minneapolis for Thursday isn't looking great. The Weather Channel is forecasting a 70 percent chance of rain and snow throughout the day, with temperatures topping out at a freezing 38 degrees. The temperature doesn't venture much higher Friday, but at least there's no precipitation in the forecast.
If there was a full slate of 15 games kicking off on opening day, there'd be a lot more postponements. But with just eight games, there's only one other that's likely to be postponed: New York Mets at Washington Nationals. Just like New York, rain is forecasted for the D.C. area throughout Thursday.