For Immediate Release
Friday, September 11, 2009
RED SOX ANNOUNCE MAKE-UP DATE FOR TONIGHT’S RED SOX-RAYS GAME
Teams to Play Day-Night Doubleheader on Sunday
With Tonight’s Postponement Starting at 12:00 p.m.
BOSTON, MA -The Red Sox tonight announced that the postponement of this evening’s game with the Tampa Bay Rays will be made up as the opener of a day-night doubleheader, Sunday, September 13 at 12 noon.
Fans holding tickets to the regularly scheduled night game for TONIGHT, Friday, September 11, may use those tickets for the 12 noon game on Sunday. The gates at Fenway Park will open at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday. The decision to move tonight’s game to Sunday, September 13, was made due to the current forecast for Saturday, September 12, that calls for rain during the daytime hours. At this time, the 7:10 p.m. game tomorrow will be played as scheduled.
The start of the regularly scheduled game between the Red Sox and Rays on Sunday, September 13 has been moved from 1:35 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. The gates at Fenway Park are expected to open 45 minutes after the conclusion of the first game for that contest.
Both Sunday games will be broadcast on NESN and WEEI.
Tonight’s Red Sox game versus the Tampa Bay Rays at Fenway Park was postponed due to rain and the forecast for continued steady rain, heavy at times, throughout the evening. The game was officially called after one-third inning of play.
Based on the forecast information that was available at the time from the Red Sox private weather service, Meteorlogix, the gates were opened and the game started as scheduled. The forecast indicated that play was possible and every effort was made to get the game in.
The decision to postpone tonight’s game came at the direction of the umpires, in consultation with Major League Baseball and the Boston Red Sox, after reviewing the revised long-range forecast. As this is the Rays’ final trip to Fenway Park this season, every effort is being made to complete a full series of games this weekend.
This is the second postponement for the Red Sox this season, both at Fenway Park.
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