Aside from those few times a team is featured in one of the season opening night games — or worse, overseas in the wee hours of the morning — the tradition of the afternoon game is up there with the extravagant fly overs and first pitches.
And for those younger fans allowed to skip school for the day, it’s the greatest day ever.
Red Sox outfielder Darnell McDonald was one of the kids that played hooky on Opening Day not once, but twice.
“I’ll be honest with you Jonny, I did one time when they had the Rockies opened up Coors Field [in 1995],” he told WBZ NewsRadio 1030′s Jonny Miller. “Actually, I skipped school twice; it was only twice. I went to when they opened up at Mile High Stadium [two years earlier].”
McDonald On Skipping School:
The Rockies played their first two seasons in Mile High before moving to Coors Field in 1995 "
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