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MLB Breaking News: Red Sox vs. Twins Postponed

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MLB Breaking News: The Minnesota Twins and Boston Red Sox decided to postpone today’s series opener after the fatal shooting of Daunte Wright by a police officer yesterday afternoon. The Minnesota Twins released a statement via their official Twitter account on the decision to postpone the game:

Twins President Dave St. Peter also provided more context on the decision in the statement below:

MLB Breaking News: Postponement

The decision to postpone the game became official when players were on the field stretching, and the postponement was a joint decision made by the Twins front office, Major League Baseball, and local/state officials. Twins President of Baseball Operations Derek Falvey conversed with Boston’s Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom and Manager Alex Cora about the postponement and said in a press conference via Zoom that they were “incredibly supportive, understood it and were tremendous partners in that part of the process. Ultimately it was our call and our decision, but they understood it.”

The Red Sox are not staying in downtown Minneapolis, and Twins President Dave St. Peter said it is too early to tell what will happen with the rest of the series, and whether it will be played in Minneapolis. Do not be surprised if there is a doubleheader tomorrow or Wednesday since all three games in this series were scheduled to begin at 2:10 pm EST. Be prepared for the tangible possibility that the entire series will get postponed and if that happens there will be more than enough time for it to be made up during the 162 game season.

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Pat Ellington Jr. is a black filmmaker, screenwriter, novelist, and sports journalist from Northeast Ohio.