PAWTUCKET, R.I. (WPRI) — The Pawtucket Red Sox are holding their 2019 season home opener at McCoy Stadium against the Syracuse Mets Thursday night.
This is the first time in four years the PawSox have actually held their opening night as planned. Weather delayed the last three seasons, but that will not be the case this year.
PawSox players who got a taste of Red Sox Nation last season were given World Series rings in a special ceremony prior to the game. There was also be a special salute to the Super Bowl Champions, the New England Patriots.
This is the PawSox’s second to last season at McCoy Stadium, but despite an impending move to Worcester, the team says it won’t stop them from giving it their all this year.
“We hope that the fans come out and that we continue like we’ve done for the last decade or so getting a good product out there, and that people enjoy themselves when they come out and see future big leaguers out there on the field,” PawSox Manager Billy McMillion said.
Big fans of Tim Tebow also have the chance to see him play, since the former NFL quarterback is now an outfielder for the Syracuse Mets. He will be playing at McCoy for the next four days.