Boston Red Sox and Kansas City Royals Game in Limbo With City on Lockdown

By Justin Söderberg
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The Boston Red Sox were set to kick off a three-game weekend series against the Kansas City Royals on Friday night at Fenway Park. Game one of the series was set for 7:10 p.m. eastern with Clay Buchholz facing James Shields. However, after recent events in Boston, the teams are in a holding pattern and most likely will have game postponed.

Boston is currently on a lockdown with a manhunt in progress for the younger of the two brothers wanted in the bombing of the Boston Marathon on Monday, which took the lives of three and wounded more than 180. The older of the two brothers passed away on Friday morning during a police chase in the Boston area.

The Royals have been in the city since Wednesday and spent their day off in the city on Thursday. The decision to postpone Friday night’s tilt is not a decision the teams, nor Major League Baseball will be responsible for. If the city is still under a lockdown, the teams will have no choice but to postpone the series opener.

The city of Boston has come together following the tragic events that transpired this past week and were hoping to move on from a horrible Marathon Monday. However, with the recent events that have taken place over the past 24 hours, the city is once again in a state of fear.

The bombings on Monday have already resulted in two pro sporting events getting scratched – the Boston Bruins game on Monday night and the Boston Celtics game on Tuesday night. The Bruins game was postponed until April 28, while the Celtics game was canceled outright with the NBA season ending on Wednesday.

In light of the events, people’s safety is the most important part and sporting events will take the backseat. We will just have to wait and see if Friday night’s game is eventually postponed.

Continue to keep your thoughts and prayers with the people of Boston.

Justin Soderberg is a Boston Red Sox writer for Follow him on Twitter, “Like” him on Facebook and add him to your network on Google.

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