I originally dismissed a tweet from Marc Topkin saying that the Tampa Bay Rays’ Ben Zobrist was not on board with the doubleheader scheduled for Thursday. It turns out that the team is dead serious about not playing a doubleheader in Boston on Thursday.
With Wednesday’s game being postponed, Boston Red Sox officials made the decision that the game would be made up immediately as part of a doubleheader the following day, instead of on another day when the two AL East rivals would meet. The decision was made, according to Topkin, because the Dustin Pedroia bobbleheads, intended to be given to fans attending Wednesday’s game, could not be stored anywhere.
Ben Zobrist has been on the phone with the Player’s Union who are talking with Major League Baseball officials. A final decision will be rendered later Wednesday.