Better late than never, right?
The Boston Red Sox’s regular-season schedule begins Friday night with a matchup against the Baltimore Orioles at Fenway Park. It won’t be an ordinary Opening Day by any stretch, as there will be no fans in the stands and the game will be the first of just 60 regular-season contests in 2020, a far cry from MLB’s usual 162-game slate.
But such is life amid the coronavirus pandemic. We’re just thankful baseball is back, for it hopefully will provide some sense of normalcy as we enter the second half of summer.
It’s hard to pin expectations on the Red Sox, who finished third in the American League East last season after winning the World Series in 2018. There are both reasons for optimism and reasons for skepticism, and it’ll be fascinating to see how this season’s unique format plays into their success, or lack thereof.
NESN.com previewed the Red Sox’s 2020 season over the last few weeks in an effort to make sense of key storylines, players to watch and ultimately how they’ll fare after an underwhelming 2019. You can dive into all of that content at the links below.
- How MLB’s 60-Game Format For 2020 Season Could Impact Red Sox
- Eight Questions Facing Red Sox As MLB Prepares For Unique 2020 Season
- Six Red Sox Players With Most To Prove In 2020
- Five Reasons Why Red Sox Might Shock Doubters, Make Playoffs In 2020
- Five Red Sox Prospects Who Could Debut With Boston In 2020
- Seven Reasons To Be Excited About Red Sox’s 2020 Season
- Six Red Sox Storylines To Follow In Shortened 2020 Season
- Seven Can’t-Miss Red Sox Games Of 2020 Season
- AL East Preview: How Red Sox Stack Up With Yankees, Rest Of Division
- Here Are 20 Random Red Sox Thoughts Before 2020 Season
- Eight Bold Red Sox Predictions For 2020 Season