Out Of This World: Start Time Of Marlins-Yankees Game Pushed Back Due To Solar Eclipse

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Miami, New York City, it’s already a sexy matchup of cities and brands … but adding a solar eclipse into the mix?

Oh yeah, now we’re really cooking.

A strong portion of the United States will be experiencing a total solar eclipse on Monday, and it’s even brought the Major League Baseball game between the Miami Marlins and New York Yankees into it by affecting the start time. (RELATED: Marlins Lose Eury Pérez To Season-Ending Tommy John Surgery)

Originally, Monday afternoon’s game between the Yanks and Fish was set for a 2:05 p.m. EST start time, however, that game has now been pushed back to 6:05 p.m. EST because of the solar eclipse.

“After reconsidering the challenges of playing through Monday’s solar eclipse, including potential in-game delays, Major League Baseball and the Yankees have rescheduled the start time of the Yankees-Marlins game on April 8 at Yankee Stadium from 2:05 p.m. to 6:05 p.m.,” said the Yankees in an official statement.

For the game, the pinstripes even have a special promotion with the first 15,000 fans getting a Yankees Solar Eclipse T-Shirt.

This eclipse is coming at the perfect time for me, personally.

In my homeschool for my two daughters, we hold our science class from 1:30 p.m to 2:30 p.m. EST, so the fact that the eclipse will be at this time is absolutely spectacular. I’ve got lesson plans for both today and Monday, with us going outside for the eclipse (fully equipped with eclipse glasses and everything). It’s such a perfect science lesson for my girls.

It’s some pretty exciting stuff.