Tonight's the night. The Boston Red Sox are opening the 2010 season tonight, Easter Sunday, at 8 PM against the hated New York Yankees. There have been many disputes about the fact that the Red Sox are holding opening night on Easter Sunday against their division rivals, but that in no way is going to stop me from watching Josh Beckett throw the first pitch of the season.
The Argument With Opening Night On Easter Sunday
The main issues that Boston fans have had with the Sox home opener being tonight against the Yankees are the main factors of the game.
1. Opening Day should be just that, opening day/afternoon, not 8 o'clock at night.
2. Opening Day should be played on a weekday, for that added effect of skipping out of work early, skipping school and spending the whole day at Fenway with the feel for the atmosphere and everything Opening Day at Fenway Park has to offer.
3. Scheduling Opening Day for Easter really throws a bit of a wrench into the plans of the more religious fans that may be affected by the game being played on a major holiday.
4. Opening the season against the New York Yankees is a terrible idea. Neither team is aware of what they have to offer this season. This is not by any means a meaningless game as the Sox and Yanks usually end the season apart by only a game or two for the division lead.
Regardless of these issues, I will not be attending the game at Fenway Park and will enjoy watching it on television from home. I don't agree with the game being played on Easter Sunday night, but I do agree with Boston Red Sox baseball on opening day. No forecast for a Red Sox rain out, so sit back, digest the Easter ham and get ready for the 2010 Boston Red Sox the open up against the New York Yankees tonight.
Thanks to Kethera for the picture outside of Fenway Park.