A Wet Start

Rain is in the forecast
(Barry Chin / Boston Globe File Photo)

April Showers Expected to Rain Down on Fenway Tomorrow

Looks Like a 90 Percent Chance of Rain

"We're looking at heavy rain headed our way as we head toward the evening hours. We are expecting to see lots of rain. So Opening Day forecast? It doesn't look too great. Unfortunately, rain will be nearby by the midday hours. It may be light to start but it's going to come down. And once it does in the afternoon, it will be raining pretty hard and it will also be very windy." -- 4.5.09, Sarah Wroblewski, meteorologist for WBZ-TV (Ch. 4) in Boston

Saturday in the Park

The season opener at Fenway Park might be a washout on Monday, but groundscrew members John Driscoll pounds down the dirt around homeplate while Jeremy Fuller smooths the gravel in the the area on Saturday morning.
(John Tlumacki / Globe Staff)

... I Think it Was the 4th of July,
But It Was Actually the 4th of April

The Big East
Ross MacDonald Illustration for The Boston Globe
(Ross MacDonald Illustration for The Boston Globe)

The Globe's 2009 Baseball Preview Is Here

BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Rodriguez looks like the steal deal > Despite effort by Rodriguez, Red So fall > Tazawa has come a long way, on and off field

Boston Herald:

Lauber: Eduardo Rodriguez showing Red Sox he's special > PawSox start looms large for Masterson


Rodriguez gem wasted > Chili Davis doesn't want to turn Red Sox into free-swingers > Red Sox draft catcher in third round

NY Post:

How Mariano Rivera has influenced Yankees' top pick > Why starting rotation could be a big Yankees' strength

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