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Why Tuesday's Red Sox-Yankees game is at 1 p.m.

September 17, 2018 - 11:45 am

At first glance, it seems odd. A Red Sox-Yankees series opener at 1 p.m. on a Tuesday? It's not a makeup game or doubleheader or getaway day or anything like that. So why the day game?

There's a very good reason for it: Yom Kippur, the holiest day of the year in Judaism, begins at sunset on Tuesday. And given that New York has a large Jewish population, it makes sense for the Yankees to acommodate their Jewish fans and schedule around it.

It may end up being all for naught, though, because rain and thunderstorms are expected throughout Tuesday in New York, which could delay or postpone the game.

Assuming the game is played, though, you'll want to make sure you tune in to the radio broadcast, especially for the fourth inning, when WEEI's Joe Castiglione and WFAN's John Sterling trade places, with Sterling joining Tim Neverett in the WEEI booth and Castiglione joining Suzyn Waldman in the WFAN booth.