Boston Red Sox Game on Hold As Boston Manhunt Continues
There is still no update on the Boston Red Sox contest for Friday night due to the continued ongoing manhunt in the city. The Red Sox are scheduled to play in their first home game in the city on Friday, carrying a six game winning streak into this weekend’s series with the Kansas City Royals.
Law enforcement officials are still on the lookout for “Suspect No. 2″ in his connection to the bombings at the 2013 Boston Marathon on Monday afternoon. With the manhunt ongoing, the city has been in virtual lock down as law enforcement agents attempt to keep the streets clear in their pursuit of 19-year old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. The older brother and first suspect –Tamerlan Tsarnaev — was killed in a shootout in the early morning hours of Friday morning.
As the city of Boston looks for the second suspect, sporting events are obviously on hold as is nearly all activity at the moment.
No word yet on tonight’s game as of 1:00pm. We are taking the lead from our state and local officials.
— Boston Red Sox (@RedSox) April 19, 2013
According to Boston Globe reporter Nick Cafardo, however David Ortiz has been informed that the game will be canceled:
David Ortiz said he was informed that tonight’s game has been cancelled.
— Nick Cafardo (@nickcafardo) April 19, 2013
Ortiz however, is still rehabbing at the AAA level in Pawtucket, so although a decision may have been made, there is no official word.
Given the situation ongoing in Boston however, you would have to think that neither game will be played on Friday evening, simply based off pure speculation.
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