Yankees/Red Sox Game Postponed due to COVID-19

The New York Yankees Thursday night home date against AL East rivals Boston Red Sox has been postponed due to the positive COVID-19 tests of Jonathan Loaisiga, Nestor Cortes Jr. and Wandy Peralta. Yankees GM Brian Cashman stated that there are three tests still pending, and was expecting them to come back positive.

This is quite a blow to MLB, as it comes just days after the All-Star Game and was the only game on the schedule for Thursday night. ESPN will also rue the missed opportunity to showcase baseball's, and one of sport's, most heated rivalries. As it stands, the Red Sox are leading the division at 55-36, as the Yankees tied for 3rd with the Toronto Blue Jays at 46-43 (the Jays are 45-42 but have an identical .517 winning percentage as the Yanks). 

This is only the latest cancellation in the world of sports and entertainment, as there have been other significant postponements within the last 24 hours. 

Hopefully this doesn't wipe out the entire series, and the two teams can get back to playing ball quickly. The Yankees were amongst the first MLB teams to reach 85% of players vaccinated, as the club was hit hard back in May with more than half a dozen positive tests, which included third base coach Phil Nevin becoming seriously ill. Nevin lost more than twenty pounds and was unable to see his son, Tyler, make his major league debut for the Baltimore Orioles. 

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