Brewers 2024 Opening Day matchup vs Mets postponed due to poor weather

The Brewers first game of the season will now be on Friday
Philadelphia Phillies v New York Mets
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Opening Day is going to have to wait a little longer. After an already long offseason, as Brewers fans are trying to look ahead to a new season and new games counting for real, we're going to have to wait one more day.

The New York Mets announced on Wednesday that the Opening Day matchup set for Thursday has now been postponed due to the inclement weather in New York.

When is Brewers 2024 Opening Day now after the postponement?

Opening Day is now set for Friday, March 29th at 12:40 PM CT. It will still be Freddy Peralta vs Jose Quintana on the pitching matchup. All the other plans for Opening Day remain the same, except they're now just pushed a day later.

The deadline to set the roster is also now moved to Friday morning instead of Thursday morning, which could allow the Crew to get Oliver Dunn ready in time to take the final roster spot as manager Pat Murphy has alluded to.

MLB built an off day into the schedule on Friday just in case bad weather forced the postponement of the first game. Even if the Brewers played on Thursday, they would be off Friday before finishing the series on Saturday and Sunday. There is no need for a double-header because of this. It'll now just be a straight Friday-Sunday series in New York.

The game can still be seen on Bally Sports Wisconsin and heard on 620 WTMJ in Milwaukee and across the state on the Brewers Radio Network.

The pageantry of MLB's Opening Day is unmatched. Being able to play in better weather conditions on Friday will be worth the wait to get the full pageantry of the event and make sure the whole game can be played without interruption. Having Opening Day starter Freddy Peralta pitch the first inning or two, then have a rain delay stoppage sit him down and the Brewers have to go with the bullpen the rest of the way would hardly be ideal and the Mets would have the same problem.

It is forecasted to be windy on Friday, which could wreak havoc for either the pitchers or the hitters, depending on the direction in the ballpark. But it's not supposed to rain and that's the most important part.

We've gone from one day until the regular season begins to two days, but it's still almost here.