Patriots QB Mac Jones reacts to excitement over Red Sox Opening Day on Twitter

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Mac Jones reacts to excitement over Red Sox Opening Day on Twitter originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

Sports fans across New England are excited for the return of baseball Friday afternoon when the Boston Red Sox play the rival New York Yankees in their Opening Day game at Yankee Stadium.

That group includes New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones, who reacted on Twitter to the excitement over the beginning of the new MLB season.

The Red Sox were originally scheduled to open the 2022 season Thursday, but rainy weather in New York forced the first game to be postponed.

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Expectations are pretty high for Boston this year after it made a surprising run to the American League Championship Series in 2021.

Getting back to that point will be quite a challenge, though. The race for the American League East title is expected to be intense. The Red Sox, Yankees, Toronto Blue Jays and Tampa Bay Rays all have a strong chance to win the division or secure one of the wild card playoff berths. It's likely to be the most competitive division in the league.

It's an exciting time of the year for Boston sports fans. Not only are the Red Sox beginning their season, the Bruins and Celtics playoff runs will start soon, and the Patriots will draft several new players at the end of the month.