Pre-game events today

This from the Sox:

9:30 a.m.: Red Sox batting practice

10:30 a.m.: Angels Batting Practice

National Anthem: Grammy nominated blues and soul artist Susan Tedeschi

Ceremonial First Pitch: Former Red Sox outfielder Dave Henderson

12:07 p.m.: First pitch

Wow, Dave Henderson. Had the Red Sox won it in 1986, there would be statues in this town for Hendu. His home run against the Angels in Game 5 of the ALCS off ill-fated Donnie Moore remains one of the great moments in team history.

If Hendu can’t bring them some luck against the Angels, nobody can.

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Meanwhile, if you just got up and have tickets for the game, find a way to take public transportation. There’s a road race going through Fenway and all sorts of roads are blocked off. It’s a real mess if you’re in a car. Prepare for that.

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