Phillies Postponing Opening Day Game Due to Weather

With Thursday looking as soggy as ever, the Phillies will have to wait to open their season.

Members of the Phillies' grounds crew tend to the field at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, in
Members of the Phillies' grounds crew tend to the field at Citizens Bank Park in Philadelphia, in / CHRIS LACHALL/USA TODAY NETWORK ATLANTIC

It has been about five months since we last saw the Phillies take the field to play a baseball game in Philadelphia. In an offseason where we've seen Aaron Nola re-signed, Zack Wheeler extended, and predictions sky-high, fans have been salivating at the thought of returning to Citizens Bank Park for a ballgame.

And here we are, just a day away from beginning the season. It's a season that will start with a big bang, too. The Phillies open up against the Atlanta Braves, who have won the NL East division six years in a row. However, the Phillies have bounced them the last two years in the playoffs.

The season will start roaringly, but unfortunately, it will have to wait. Thanks, Mother Nature.

Phillies Opening Day Postponed To Friday

With rain expected to hit the East Coast all day Thursday, the Philadelphia Phillies have made the early decision to postpone their Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves until Friday afternoon.

They are not the only team having to take action. The game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the New York Mets will also be postponed until Friday. All tickets and parking passes will be honored as usual.

MLB usually plans for scheduled off days around Opening Day for this very reason. Due to the magnitude of the beginning of baseball, they do their best to make sure teams are not scrambling to reschedule a game right out of the gates. Plus, they do not want to burden players with double-headers so early on.

Phillies fans, bring out your inner Wilson Phillips and hold on for one more day. Baseball is close,

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