Apr 17, 2013; Cleveland, OH, USA; Boston Red Sox first baseman Mike Carp (left) and second baseman Dustin Pedroia (15) sit in the dugout next to a jersey with the Boston area code prior to a game against the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. The jersey is to honor those killed and injured in the recent Boston Marathon bombings. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

Red Sox, Bruins postpone Friday night games


To “support the efforts of Law Enforcement officers”, the Boston Red Sox have announced via their Twitter account that they have made the decision to postpone Friday night’s game with the Kansas City Royals.

The Boston Bruins have announced that they have rescheduled their game with the Pittsburgh Penguins – which was supposed to face off this evening at TD Garden in downtown Boston – for Saturday afternoon at 12:30pm, adding that the new start time for that game was tenuous and directly linked to the situation in and around Boston.

The city of Boston and some surrounding suburbs are under lockdown from the police as they search for the lone surviving suspect from Monday’s terrorist attack at the finish line of the Boston Marathon.  People are being told to stay in their homes and to not open their doors for anyone but uniformed law enforcement officers as they conduct a door to door search for the 19 year old suspect.

In light of the gravity of the situation and the fact that Boston is essentially shut down, it makes little sense to try and fit the games in on Friday night.  Even if the manhunt concluded in time for the games to start, the logistics involved with public transportation and crime scene clearing would be too much to overcome and would take away valuable resources from the involved agencies.

No date has been set for making up the game between the Red Sox and Royals, but a possibility exists that it could be part of a day/night double header sometime this weekend – but all of this is contingent on the successful conclusion of the manhunt.

More from Chowder and Champions as events warrant.

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