ESPN Moves Yom Kippur Baseball Telecast From Evening to Afternoon Mediaite.com
ESPN's plan to telecast the Sunday, Sept. 27, New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox game at 8 p.m. has changed, and the start time switched to 1 p.m., thanks to the intervention of Rep. Anthony Weiner, who realized the game would interfere with the observation of the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur, reports Mediate.com.
Rep Weiner, a New York City congressman, sent a letter to Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, urging him to use his influence with ESPN so that Jewish baseball fans would not have to miss the game. Yom Kippur, which is the Jewish Day of Atonement, starts that evening at sundown.
--Allison J. Waldman