Wet day in Boston - but starting to clear
Here's the view from the press box at 3 p.m. Photo by Marc Topkin.
UPDATE, 3:03: The forecast is improving, according to weather.com, with the chances now looking better for game, with a pretty good window until at least 9 p.m.
DEVELOPING: There's no official word, and likely won't be for hours, but there appears a reasonable chance tonight's game between the Rays and the Red Sox will be rained out.
It has been raining pretty much all day here in Boston - along with temperatures in the low 40s - and the forecast gets only slightly better later on, with the chances of precipitation dropping to 30 percent from 5-7 p.m. and then going back up to 60 percent until after midnight.
You could make a case for the Sox to go either way with their decision, opting to call it early given how bad they are playing with the thought that they'll be better when they see the Rays next, or, try to play figuring that since they are staying home and are off tomorrow, the worst that could happen is they keep the Rays here as long and as late as possible, knowing they have to fly home and play the Twins tomorrow.
The Rays return to Boston in August for two days, and in September for four.