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A Red Sox - Yankees season opener should not be held at One O'clock on a Monday afternoon.
Opening day was a success for the Red Sox so I struggle to find a third legitimate flaw. I could have a slight concern about being too aggressive on the bases, but it is refreshing after years over being overly conservative. However, it is something to monitor going forward.
My one major gripe is the start time.
When the Red Sox and Yankees open their seasons against each other at one o’clock in the afternoon on a non-holiday Monday, it is a mistake.
A game of this magnitude should not be plated while the bulk of the audience is at work.
I am all for having more day games, but when school is still in session it doesn’t make much sense.
Bud Selig, Larry Lucchino and whoever else was responsible for this decision got this one wrong.