The Red Sox were forced to wait one more day to kick off their season in Cleveland due to the weather.
The weather in Cleveland on Monday included snow, freezing rain and a wind chill of 17 degrees. The postponement was announced roughly two hours before the scheduled first pitch. There were thousands of fans huddled outside the gates in winter gear waiting to get into Progressive Field when the game was postponed.
"We were big time ready, anxious to get it out of the way today," said Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts.
Pitcher David Price has the opening day start and said his fingers got numb while trying to throw out in the field on Tuesday.
"I knew coming into today that playing today was kind of 50-50," said Price. "I’ll be ready to go tomorrow and I would have loved to have pitched today but that’s probably not the smartest thing."
Today’s #OpeningDay game has been postponed until tomorrow at 1:10pm ET.
Baseball starts tomorrow! ?? pic.twitter.com/EJmuQ8pHwK
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 4, 2016
Today’s #TribeOpener has been postponed.
Makeup: Tomorrow at 1:10PM. Gates at 11AM.
— Cleveland Indians (@Indians) April 4, 2016
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