New York, New York

After a lovely morning train ride, your humble blogger — and company — is ensconced in the media room here in Yankee Stadium. Though it was raining hard enough to bring out my umbrella on the way to lunch, it’s no longer raining in the Bronx, at least. It looked doubtful at that point that they would get the game in tonight, but as the day has gone on, it looks much better.

According to the occasionally reliable, thunderstorms are possible, along with a 40 percent chance of precipitation. I pass that along for what it’s worth.

Just a few early notes, as provided by the exceptional Red Sox media relations staff…


The Sox are up by three games in the American League East at this point, which is their biggest lead since a 3.5 game advantage on July 21, 2006. It’s their biggest lead this early in the season since 1995.

Boston is currently 7-4 on the road this season, which matches the White Sox for the best road winning percentage in the AL.

Clubhouses open up at 3:30 p.m., as is mandated for games that start at 7 p.m. (or thereabouts). We’ll get Terry Francona at 4 p.m.

And you’ll get your updates (hopefully) shortly after that.

(Short personal note: I wanted to apologize for an error in today’s Red Sox notebook. I had written that the Red Sox don’t face the Orioles again until July. That, clearly, is not true. So for all of you holding tickets for the May 11-13 series at Fenway, don’t worry, it’s still on.)

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