Today, as is the case every third Monday in April in Boston, the Red Sox will be playing some morning baseball. The Blue Jays will take on the Sox at 11:05 Eastern, with J.A. Happ taking on Clay Buchholz.
The reason, of course, is Patriot’s Day, which commemorates the battles of Lexington and Concord, which were fought near Boston in 1775. It’s more famous now as the date of the Boston Marathon — currently in progress — than it is for the Sox game, but the Sox’ morning game is, I am told by my Boston friends, one of the better things that happens in that town all year. Well, also sometimes the worst given that some people decide to make a drunken party out of things, but that’s a hazard of every celebration in every city.
West coast people with MLB.tv or Extra Innings get morning baseball multiple times a week if they want it. We easterners get it as a treat today. If you’re able, take in some pre-lunch action today.