Take us out to the ballgame

Your guide to the 2023 Red Sox season. ⚾

Fenway Park sign on a sunny day.

Peep the new MassMutual signature signage above the scoreboard.

Opening Day is going to be so good, so good, so good. As we prepare for the beginning of the Red Sox season tomorrow, March 30, there are a few updates to keep in mind before you swing over to Fenway Park.

MLB officials have made changes to help keep games short and sweet. Long-time baseball fans might notice a few rule changes like an official pitch clock, bigger base sizes, and not allowing for defensive shifts. There are five new pitch clocks around the park to comply with updates.

This is also the first baseball season since sports betting became legal in Massachusetts. Bostonians who are 21 and older can place mobile bets from sportsbooks like BetMGM, whose logo will also be featured on the Green Monster.

Plus, things will look a little different at America’s oldest baseball park. There’s a new major player for the baseball team as they debut the new signature sponsor, MassMutual. The insurance company signed on for a 10-year partnership. Expect to see its logo above the center field scoreboard, special signage behind home plate + a sponsorship patch on the sleeve of the jerseys.

Fenway Park has updated the light bulbs in their towers and around the stadium with LEDs to improve the park’s carbon footprint and energy costs. The change will provide better visibility during night games.

Aramark Sports + Entertainment released the new food and drink options that will be available this season. Take a bite out of avocado fries, a crab cake sandwich, the New England maple bacon burger + grande nachos. There are also two new boozy beverages to sip, including the lavender lemon drop and a spicy watermelon margarita.

The season kicks off against the Baltimore Orioles tomorrow at 2:10 p.m. If you didn’t score tickets to Opening Day, check out one of these 18 local sports bars or head to Cheeky Monkey or Sam Adams for game day events. Go Sox.

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