Opening Day Includes Championship Rings, Patriots Cameo

The Red Sox will face the Toronto Blue Jays Tuesday at Fenway Park, their first appearance at home since their World Series victory

What to Know

  • First pitch will begin at 2:05 p.m.
  • Festivities begin at 1 p.m. and include a fly-over of four F-16 jets and unveiling of the new championship flag and rings.
  • A special appearance from some Patriots players and the Lombardi trophy will be made at Opening Day.

The much-anticipated Red Sox Opening Day arrived Tuesday!

The World Series champions received their rings in front of their welcoming fans at Fenway Park and unveiled the new championship flag before they faced the Toronto Blue Jays.

Diehard fans were seen lining up outside the Green Monster by 5 a.m. in anticipation of the big game.

Despite a rocky start to the season, fans were dismissing the trouble the Red Sox faced on the West Coast and focused on welcoming their team back home.

"No big deal, whatever," Mike Columbare of Manchester, New Hampshire, said. "We got champions introducing champions today, no big deal. It’s just Boston."

Some Patriots players also attended Opening Day since their team was also honored for their most recent Super Bowl win, making it an extra treat for Boston sports fans in attendance on Tuesday. However, Tom Brady, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick did not take part.

Not only will fans did fans get to indulge in the festivities, they also got to try some of the historic ballpark’s newest menu items. From lobster BLT sandwiches to a cool banana split, Fenway Park unveiled several new dishes fans can enjoy.

The game got underway at 2:05 p.m.

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