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Jerry_Manuel
09-12-2001, 07:55 PM
(No surprise, just wanted to pass this along)

Baseball postpones Thursday schedule
Games likely to be made up in October
By Ian Browne
MLB.com

NEW YORK -- In the wake of terrorist attacks on New York City's World Trade Center and the Pentagon, Major League Baseball has postponed all games at least through Thursday.

Commissioner Allan H. (Bud) Selig made the decision to postpone Thursday's schedule, just hours after announcing that Wednesday's games wouldn't be played.

"Major League Baseball remains very sensitive to the aftereffects of the terrible tragedy that has struck our nation and will again postpone its scheduled games tomorrow, Thursday, September 13," Selig said in a statement. "We will make an announcement regarding future games later today or tomorrow.

"All of us at Major League Baseball grieve for all of those continuing to suffer through this terrible tragedy."

On Tuesday, the decision was made to postpone all regular season games for the first time since D-Day, June 6, 1944.

Wednesday morning, the Commissioner had released a statement postponing all of Wednesday's games, as well as Thursday's game between the White Sox and the Yankees scheduled for Yankee Stadium in the Bronx.

The canceled schedule of games on Tuesday and Wednesday was identical. In the National League, it included the New York Mets at Pittsburgh, Montreal at Florida, Philadelphia at Atlanta, San Francisco at Houston, Cincinnati at the Chicago Cubs, St. Louis at Milwaukee, Colorado at Arizona and Los Angeles at San Diego. In the AL the schedule would have been Minnesota at Detroit, Toronto at Baltimore, Chicago White Sox at New York Yankees, Boston at Tampa Bay, Cleveland at Kansas City, Texas at Oakland and Seattle at Anaheim.

On Thursday, the only change was to be in the AL West, where Oakland was scheduled to play in Anaheim and Texas was to play in Seattle.

There's been no official word yet as to when the postponed games will be made up. The most likely scenario, according to an MLB spokesperson, would be to play them after the last day of the regular season, which is Sunday, Sept. 30.

This would mean the playoffs would start later than the planned date of Oct. 2.