PawSox season home opener 'snowed out,' game rescheduled
PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WJAR) —
The Pawtucket Red Sox hoped to open the 2018 season Friday at McCoy Stadium, but Mother Nature had other plans.
“For the third straight year, the Pawtucket Red Sox have had their season-opening game postponed, this time due to snowfall,” the organization noted, also citing “unplayable field conditions” and the lack of “a modern drainage system.”
The PawSox rescheduled the game, as they will now face the Lehigh Valley IronPigs Saturday at 1:35 p.m.
A press release noted that fans holding field box seats, reserved box seat tickets or general admission tickets for Friday’s canceled game at McCoy can trade them in for the home-opener or any remaining regular-season game at McCoy, based on availability.
Players are looking forward to starting the season.
"Go out and dominate one day at a time, pretty much all you can do," first baseman Sam Travis said.
The teams will make-up the snow-out with a doubleheader during Lehigh Valley’s next trip to McCoy from May 25 to 28.
The release also noted that the PawSox have suffered six postponed home-openers in their 46-year history, including 1983, 1987, 1998, 2003, 2016, and 2018.
The PawSox have played at McCoy Stadium since 1970, but it's not clear how many more seasons they'll stay. Ownership has been pushing for the construction of a new ballpark.