Mother Nature rains on Braves fans' parade as first game of 2024 season postponed

The season opener will have to wait another day due to inclement weather.

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Atlanta Braves fans will have to wait one more day for regular season baseball. The Braves and Phillies were slated to play one another on Thursday afternoon in Philadelphia.

Unfortunately, the weather has been uncooperative and Spencer Strider's redemption against the Phillies will be placed on hold. This afternoon, the Atlanta Braves shared that game one of the season will be moved to Friday.

It is expected to rain all day in Philadelphia so there's no chance of a game taking place. This is precisely why Major League Baseball builds in an off day during the first few days of the season. Now, both teams won't have to play a double header or find a later date to make up the game.

Game one between the Braves and Phillies will now take place on Friday, March 29 at 3:05 PM EST. Spencer Strider squares off with Zach Wheeler as two NL East juggernauts face off. The Braves will come in hoping to exact some revenge for an early exit last October. Philadephia looks to start their season off right as catcher J.T. Realmuto stated he is tired of the Braves winning the division.

Atlanta is seeking its seventh consecutive division championship in 2024. They have been at the top since 2018 and fans have experienced a lot of ups and downs through those years. This team feels like they are on a mission and don't plan on letting anything deter them from their goal of a third World Series title for the city of Atlanta.

This weather has affected another game in the area as the Mets and Brewers series in New York has been moved to Friday as well. However, fans can enjoy plenty of other games taking place across the country on Thursday afternoon.

While it is disappointing to have to wait longer for Braves baseball, it's exciting that MLB competition is back. There's nothing better in this world than hearing the crack of a bat or the pop of a baseball hitting a catcher's mitt.

Be sure to check back in with House That Hank Built for all of the exciting moments from this season!

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