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Yankees @ Red Sox, Giants @ Mets, & Marlins @ Nationals called off because of rain

Apr 22, 2012, 4:05 PM EDT

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There will be no Sunday Night Baseball.

Tim Britton of the Providence Journal reports that this evening’s series finale between the Yankees and Red Sox has been postponed due to rainy conditions around Boston’s Fenway Park.

The Giants and Mets and the Marlins and Nationals also had the day off as nasty weather set in across most of the northeastern United States. Some towns are even bracing for several inches of snow.

Sunday night’s ESPN broadcast would have been great theater given Boston’s early struggles, the recent drama surrounding new manager Bobby Valentine, and the presence of former skipper Terry Francona in the World Wide Leader’s booth. The game has not yet been rescheduled but that should change soon.

  1. fearlessleader - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    God invoked the mercy rule.

    • cur68 - Apr 22, 2012 at 8:13 PM

      FTW

  2. proudlycanadian - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:23 PM

    Ayup.

  3. Kevin Gillman - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:28 PM

    This is why ESPN needs to have 2 games available every Sunday night, just in case one of their games is called off, this way, baseball is on every Sunday night, regardless.

  4. astrosfan75956 - Apr 22, 2012 at 4:43 PM

    I agree, there MUST be a night game on Sunday. Schedule 2 games pick one for ESPN Sunday night ensuring baseball.

  5. randygnyc - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:18 PM

    Sad thing is now we won’t hear Tito downplay the current red sox implosion, when everyone knows it would be righteous indignation. And it allows the sox players to escape confrontation, yet again. Now, they get to run and hide in Minnesota, without facing the media and answering questions for the fans.

    • natstowngreg - Apr 22, 2012 at 9:29 PM

      You haven’t been watching the extended Baseball Tonight? Francona and Buster Olney traveled from Boston to Bristol to be on a 3-hour version.

  6. uyf1950 - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:19 PM

    Game postponed that’s probably the best news the Red Sox and their fans have heard in several days.

  7. natsattack - Apr 22, 2012 at 5:33 PM

    I’m not complaining but…
    EAST COAST BIAS!!!

  8. drewzducks - Apr 22, 2012 at 7:06 PM

    There was a rumor that Tito did a pre game interview with Pedroia in the dugout and “Petey” insisted on doing the interview while sitting on Tito’s lap.

  9. millmannj - Apr 22, 2012 at 11:46 PM

    Wow, ESPN had a 3-hour Baseball Tonight? Figured they would have been happy with a rainout, so they could broadcast another NFL Draft Special.

    “Gee, who do you think the Colts will pick?”
    “Gosh, I really don’t know. Let’s run through all the possibilities!”

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