CHICAGO -- The game to be played at U.S. Cellular Field on Tuesday, Sept. 25 between the White Sox and Indians, originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m. CT, has been rescheduled for 1:10 p.m.
The change was made as a result of discussions and an agreement between the White Sox and Indians, after a significant number of White Sox fans reached out to the club with concerns over the original game time's conflict with the Jewish holiday of Yom Kippur.
Yom Kippur begins at sundown that night and runs through sundown on Wednesday. The Day of Atonement is the holiest day of the year for Jews.
Kevin Youkilis, the White Sox third baseman and a Jewish ballplayer, wouldn't have played if the game was at night based on his reaction when hearing the news.
"I guess that means I can play," Youkilis said. "I really didn't know. I know there was talk that there was something about maybe changing it for the fans on that day. But it's a good thing for the playoff stretch."
Youkilis said that he hasn't played previously on the night before Yom Kippur.
"It's one of those things where I played the night after," Youkilis said. "But other than that, no."