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Friday, October 1, 2010
Let's play two

By Joe McDonald

BOSTON -- After a three and a half hour rain delay, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees were finally postponed Friday night at Fenway Park.

The decision not to play came at the direction of the umpires, in consultation with Major League Baseball and the teams after assessing the field conditions and long-range forecast.

“That was fun,” Red Sox manager Terry Francona said with just a hint of sarcasm.

The clubs will play a split admission doubleheader on Saturday, beginning at 4:05 p.m. Tim Wakefield will start for the Red Sox, replacing Clay Buchholz (sore back), and face the Yankees’ Andy Pettitte. The nightcap is scheduled to begin at 9:05 with Daisuke Matsuzaka going for Boston and A.J. Burnett getting the nod for New York.

There was a note on the dry erase board in the Red Sox clubhouse that read: "Dress@home! Let's play two -- Little League style!"