A shooting Monday at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. left 12 dead and at least 10 other people injured. It occurred just a few blocks from Nationals Park. While authorities sort out what happened, there won't be a baseball game in the way.
Monday's Washington Nationals game, scheduled for 7:05 p.m. ET against the division-leading Atlanta Braves, has been postponed. Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post is saying the game will be made up as part of a Tuesday doubleheader, which the Braves have confirmed.
Spoke with Davey Johnson. Game cancelled. Split doubleheader tomorrow at 1 and 7, he says.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) September 16, 2013
Tonite’s Nationals-#Braves game has been postponed and will be made up as split doubleheader (1:05 p/7:05p) on Tue., Sept. 17.
— Atlanta Braves (@Braves) September 16, 2013
Nationals Park is four blocks away from the Navy Yard, so close that the Metro stop closest to Nats Park is Navy Yard Station. On Monday afternoon, the stadium's parking lot was being used as a gathering point for Navy Yard employees and their families.
Given that image, there's no doubt that baseball — even the Nats' late-season playoff charge — can wait a day.