Just In: Yanks-Red Sox Game Time Changed to Avoid Conflict With Yom Kippur


yankees-sox[This is an update to an earlier story.] ESPN and Major League Baseball have agreed to switch the starting time of a Yankees-Red Sox game to avoid conflicting with Yom Kippur, the holiest day on the Jewish calendar.

ESPN told The Associated Press today that the Sept. 27 game was returning to its original start time of 1 p.m. EDT. It had been changed to 8 p.m. to accommodate the ESPN schedule.

Democratic Congressman Anthony Weiner of New York had sent a letter to baseball commissioner Bud Selig and ESPN President George Bodenheimer (as reported here) urging that the game be returned to its original afternoon start time.

Weiner told the AP that ESPN and major-league baseball had done the right thing.

{Sports Illustrated/Noam Amdurski-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. This is a big deal for those of us who’s outlets don’t include crowding around injured people at Hatzala calls or hanging out in the local library.

  2. Thank gd.
    Why give people a reason to not focus on their tefilos on Yom Kippur?
    #3 It is evident that sports are not ur thing, that is fine and dandy except there are other people in the world besides you.