The Red Sox and Yankees are scheduled to start a three-game series on Tuesday, one that could include the Red Sox clinching the division on the field of their arch rivals. They were supposed to have a chance to do that Tuesday afternoon, but now that will be delayed by a few hours. Boston and New York were scheduled for a 1:05 PM ET start — they were playing early because Yom Kippur begins at sundown — but rain is getting in the way. What is left of Hurricane Florence has made its way up to the Bronx on Tuesday, and the rain isn’t scheduled to leave the area until about 4:00-ish. So, according to WFAN (the Yankees flagship radio station), the game has been pushed back to a 7:05 PM ET start.
I’m actually a little surprised by this, given the reasons for playing in the afternoon in the first place. Jewish fans who practice and observe Yom Kippur will now be excluded from this game, which is what they were trying to avoid. When the forecasts showed rain in the area, I assumed if they wouldn’t get the game in they’d make it a doubleheader on Thursday. Either way, that’s not what’s happening. If you called out of work today to watch the Red Sox potentially clinch, well, you get a free day. Go enjoy it! See you tonight.