While residents up and down the East Coast are scrambling to grab the last carton of milk or roll of toilet paper off the shelves at their local store, professional sports leagues are quickly making alterations to game schedules to avoid the brunt of Hurricane Irene.
States up and down the coast are bracing for massive storms and strong winds Saturday and Sunday and many states have already declared states of emergency.
On Thursday New York Giants president and CEO John Mara announced Saturday night’s New York Jets-Giants game has been bumped up to 2 p.m. Elsewhere, U.S. Open events, Major League Baseball games and this weekend’s PGA tour event have all been affected by the impending storm.
Here’s the full list so far...
New York Jets at New York Giants - 2 p.m. (was 7 p.m.)
Atlanta Braves at New York Mets - Sat. & Sun. games ppd. (doubleheader makeup scheduled for Sept. 8)
Florida Marlins at Philadelphia Phillies - Sat. day-night doubleheader (1:05 and 7pm)
Oakland Athletics at Boston Red Sox - Sat. day-night doubleheader (Noon and 5 p.m.)
New York Yankees at Baltimore Orioles - Sat. day-night doubleheader; Sunday game could be moved to Monday for another double-dip
Barclays at Plainfield Country Club in Edison, NJ - shortened to 54 holes, will finish final round Sat.
New Haven Open (WTA) - Sat. final moved up to 1 p.m. (was 5 p.m.)
U.S. Open: Annual Arthur Ashe Kids’ Day canceled
New England Revolution at Philadelphia Union - ppd. from Sun. to Sept. 7
Los Angeles Galaxy at New York Red Bulls - ppd. from Sun. to Oct. 4