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!"