The Red Sox season opener is this Friday night.  A shortened season because of the coronavirus outbreak, Major League Baseball will play a 60-game season.

The Red Sox open up the season at home against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway.  The game-time is 7pm with the pregame show starting at 6:30.

It will be very odd for both the players and the fans as the stadiums will be empty.  To give radio listeners and TV viewers the feel of a real game, fan noise will be piped into the both the radio and TV broadcasts.

Although fans will not be in the stands, your image can be.  The Red Sox are offering to put your likeness on a cardboard cutout in the Green monster seats.  For a $500-dollar donation to the Red Sox Foundation you can be seen at Fenway this season.  Follow this link for more information.

The new-look Red Sox will open the season with Nathan Eovaldi on the mound.  The Sox new manager Ron Reonicke told Eovaldi the news last Friday.

You can hear the games all season on your local Townsquare Media station WBEC-AM 1420 in Pittsfield…WNAW-AM 1230 in North Adams…and WSBS-AM 860 and FM 94.1 in Great Barrington.

Expected to be in the starting lineup...Mitch Moreland...Joes Peraza...Rafael Devers...Christian Vazquez...jackie Bradley Jr...Andrew Benintendi...Alex Verdugo...Xander Bogaerts...and J.D. Martinez.

The first five games are listed below…

Friday                    7/24       Orioles vs Red Sox           6:30

Saturday              7/25       Orioles vs Red Sox           12:35

Sunday                 7/26       Orioles vs Red Sox           12:35

Monday               7/27       Mets vs Red Sox               6:30

Tuesday               7/28       Mets vs Red Sox               6:30

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