Red Sox Nation ready for today’s home opener

Fenway Park is ready for the Red Sox’s home opener today against the Baltimore Orioles and fans this year’s will be a memorable one.

This season’s home opener will be the last for David Ortiz and fans said that will make things special.

"Couldn’t pick a better year to be a season ticket holder," said R.J. Toner. "Big Papi going out, I’m excited."

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Fans can also expect to see some new sights at Fenway as well. A larger net that stretches to the dugouts has been added to protect fans from foul balls. New food items, including a Korean fried pork belly sandwich and gluten-free offerings, will be available at the concession stands. Fenway even has virtual reality booths, giving fans the chance to see the team up close.

David Price will be the starting pitcher at the home opener, which will also be manager John Farrell’s first game back at Fenway since his cancer diagnosis last August. Farrell was declared cancer-free over the winter.

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