Tuesday, April 1, 2008
Yankees Opening Night Tonight (7:05)
Mother Nature had other plans for Yankee Stadium on Monday afternoon, turning the house that Ruth built into a house of horrors for the grounds crew members. Working feverishly to get the game in, the umpires called the game after an 85 minute rain delay.
The game against the Toronto Blue Jays has been rescheduled for tonight at 7:05 p.m., however more rain is expected in the city today.
Regardless, the Yankees are excited to begin this 2008 campaign, their first with new skipper Joe Girardi, and last in Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are currently constructing a new Yankee Stadium across the street to be ready for Opening Day 2009. Unquestionably, a great deal of Yankees wanted to play the game yesterday but realized that it wasn't in the cards.
"The fans have always been great -- hopefully they'll come back tomorrow," Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter said. "Everyone gets excited, and you have butterflies and those kinds of things. You want to get the games under way, and you want to get the first one under your belt. It's disappointing, but we couldn't have played today."
Unfortunately, the Yankees have early season series against teams such as Baltimore, Boston, Detroit, etc, which could provide some more weather problems. Hopefully they can get the first pitch in on time tonight however.
TOR @ NYY 7:05 Pm Wang (0-0) vs. Halladay (0-0)