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Astros-Red Sox exhibition game canceled

Feb 2, 2011, 11:00 AM EDT

Minute Maid Park

The Astros and Red Sox were scheduled to play two exhibition games in Houston just before opening day.  Actually, one of them was going to be on Opening Day. I missed this from a few days ago, but that latter one has been cancelled because the league apparently doesn’t like teams playing games that don’t count on days that really do. The March 30th game will still happen. The March 31st game won’t.

Given that both the Red Sox and Astros have games scheduled out of town on April 1st — the Sox in Dallas the Astros in Philadelphia — you have to think that everyone except the Minute Maid Park vendors are happy with this decision.

  1. BC - Feb 2, 2011 at 11:06 AM

    Why would they schedule an exhibition game the day before they have to travel for their opener? Sounds like a rather inept scheduling effort there…..

    • clydeserra - Feb 2, 2011 at 3:04 PM

      2011 Barnstorming. Do the players get paid extra for this?

      • BC - Feb 2, 2011 at 3:23 PM

        Maybe the just wanted to go there for the ribs. Here’s the place to go if you’re in Houston. Went there once and I think I put on 20 pounds in one night. Gotta hit the Saturday night all-you-can-eat rib special. Good stuff.
        http://www.gabbysbbq.com/locations-menus-top/locations/4659-telephone-rd/57-telephone

  2. Jonny 5 - Feb 2, 2011 at 11:37 AM

    What’s the point of an exhibition game between these two teams anyway? A good look of a pummel fest? A “this is how you get your a$$ handed to you at home properly” exhibition? Seriously though, what’s the point?

  3. Chipmaker - Feb 2, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Arlington. Not “Dallas”.

    • BC - Feb 2, 2011 at 1:03 PM

      Or “North Texas”.

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