Originally Posted by Taliesinrk
Actually, IIRC, the 2003 opener was like a 3 p.m. start time and it was on a weekday (I want to say a Monday or Friday).
My last, at least most recent, opening day. The scheduled Friday start was 3:05, but it was delayed by rain. I got there long before 3 and had a great corporate seat, thanks to a very good friend, but it might have been after 5 before the game got started. Many people left before the ceremonies, and the park felt fairly empty when new closer Billy Koch struck out the side in the ninth to nail down the win.
The man who threw out the ceremonial first pitch got the first boos of the year. And he would later go to prison.