Bruins and Red Sox return to action
Yesterday’s man hunt sent the city into lockdown, and with Boston completely shut down, its sports team’s were understandably sidelined until further notice. As Boston begins an attempt to return to the everyday norm, some good ol’ sporting events are a pretty good start.
As of Friday morning, the Bruins and Red Sox were still set to play their evening games, but as the man hunt pushed into the afternoon it became clear it would be impossible for personnel and fans to get to the TD Garden or Fenway Park with the MBTA completely shut down and the “shelter in place” order still in effect.
Both games were postponed in order to keep streets clear for law enforcement, in accordance with instructions to stay indoors.
The Bruins game yesterday against the Pittsburgh Penguins was postponed to Saturday at 12:30 p.m. The Red Sox were set to play the series opener of a three-game series against the Kansas City Royals in their first game back at Fenway since Monday’s bombings. Instead, their first game will be Saturday at 1:10 p.m.
The Red Sox organization has yet to announce when Friday night’s game will be rescheduled to, although buzz on Twitter suggests a possible Sunday double header.
Saturday’s games will certainly have a special meaning to those in attendance, the people of Boston, and all fans. If you need a reminder of how this city rallies around its sports teams in times of tragedy, here’s the National Anthem from Wednesday’s Bruins game, the first time they played after the bombings: