Boston Red Sox

Truck Day has passed for the Boston Red Sox, so lets look ahead to the upcoming spring training schedule and the season ahead, including the “Theme Nights” planned at Fenway Park.

Pitchers and catchers will report to JetBlue Park this Wednesday, February 14, with the first full squad workout scheduled for Monday, February 19.

Plenty of players are showing up early to get a jump on things down in Fort Myers.

Red Sox Nation is cordially invited to attend a free open house at JetBlue Park on Saturday, February 17 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Alex Cora will officially make his managerial debut as the Red Sox’s new skipper on February 22 during the annual doubleheader against local ball clubs from Northeastern University and Boston College during their exhibition season opener.

There are 35 spring training games on the docket for the Red Sox and they will be opening up Grapefruit League play on Friday, February 23 against the Minnesota Twins.

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Chris Sale and the Red Sox will open up their regular season on Thursday, March 29, when they head to Tropicana Field to take on the Tampa Bay Rays.

And the Sox will later host the Rays in their own home opener on Thursday, April 5 over at Fenway Park.

This year’s All-Star Game is happening on Tuesday, July 17 at Nationals Park in our Nation’s Capital. And the Red Sox will close out the regular season with a three-game series against the New York Yankees at Fenway Park during the final weekend of September.

Throughout the season, the Red Sox have scheduled a series of “Theme Nights” at Fenway Park.

Here’s a list of the upcoming “Theme Nights”:

Class of 2018: April 13, April 30 and May 14

Sports & Entertainment Career Fair: April 13 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Autism Speaks: April 28 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Wally’s Birthday: April 29 vs. Tampa Bay Rays

Star Wars Night: May 1 vs. Kansas City Royals

Cheers Night: May 14 vs. Oakland A’s

College Series (UMass: Amherst): May 16 vs. Oakland A’s

Fenway Cornhole Classic: May 19 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Margaritaville Night: May 29 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Jewish Heritage Night: June 5 vs. Detroit Tigers

Pride Night: June 7 vs. Detroit Tigers

Country Night: July 9 vs. Texas Rangers

Catholic Night: July 10 vs. Texas Rangers

WWE Night: July 11 vs. Texas Rangers

Grateful Dead Night: July 30 vs. Philadelphia Phillies

Peanuts Night: August 20 vs. Cleveland Indians

College Series (Boston College): September 12 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day: September 13 vs. Toronto Blue Jays

College Series (Northeastern University): September 24 vs. Baltimore Orioles

Law Enforcement Night: September 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles

College Series (Harvard): September 25 vs. Baltimore Orioles

It still might be winter, but we can start looking forward to those beautiful summer nights at Fenway and the warmer months ahead.

—  By John ‘The Dude’ Hardiman,

John Hardiman is a Digital Producer for Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for John? Hit him up on Twitter @HardiDude or e-mail him at