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The Yankees have already postponed Thursday’s Opening Day game against the Red Sox due to anticipated inclement weather. So Opening Day is now scheduled for Friday at 1:05 p.m. at Yankee Stadium.

April showers bring May flowers, or something like that.

Thursday’s forecast calls for rain all day, so this is a no-brainer move. The Yankees would have been destroyed had they opened the gates only to bang the game or have it delayed for hours. Anyway, everything just pushes back a day.

James Kratch is the managing editor of ESNY. He previously worked as a Rutgers and Giants (and Mike Francesa) beat reporter for NJ Advance Media.