NESN is extending tonight’s Red Sox pre-game programming to begin at 5:30 pm to cover the Boston Red Sox celebration of the 2004 World Series Championship team.

Boston Red SoxDuring the extended pre-game coverage, NESN’s Tom Caron and Hall of Famer Dennis Eckersley will welcome several members of the 2004 team onto the NESN stage on Yawkey Way.

The pre-game show will also feature an exclusive sit-down discussion between 2004 ALCS heroes Dave Roberts (now bench coach for the Padres) and Bill Mueller (now hitting coach for the Cubs). They discuss their memories of one of the most  memorable games from 2004 – Game #4 of the ALCS against the NY Yankees – when Roberts stole second base and Mueller singled him home to tie the game, sending the Red Sox on to win their first World Series Championship in 86 years.