1. A Rainout
Hope your Friday’s clear!
Does it really qualify as a surprise if every Yankee fan on earth was prepared for something significant to go wrong in the lead-up to this much-anticipated Opening Day showdown? Even though the MLBPA “saved” a mid-April opener with some last-minute negotiating, it’s very fitting that Bombers fans will probably have to wait one more day to be let into the ballpark for our first “normal” Opening Day in three years.
A forecast of rain is almost 100% likely for Thursday, leading to a significant amount of off day calculus for local businessmen. Sorry, kiddos, but you’ll have to plan your Lunch Beers for Friday and make the safe assumption that this game is getting bagged, then conveniently slid right into the vacated mid-series off day slot.
Either the Yankees will not be playing Thursday, or they’ll be playing an extremely wet, sloppy, cold and frostbitten game filled with potential sopping missteps. Which would you rather? You’ve waited so long already. You can give the Yankees a one-day breather to avoid clutching your chest every time Aaron Judge veers too close to a puddle. Stay strong.