UPDATE 6:03 p.m.: Mike Rizzo explains the how the decision was reached, but no timeline is included (Mike Rizzo on the decision to postone Nationals-Braves game Nationals Journal, The Post):
Rizzo said the Nationals felt it was inappropriate to make a decision until all they gathered all the information from the unfolding incident and relevant team officials.
“Because of the [logistics] that go into this and the immense coordination that it takes to make these decisions with federal, state and local authorities,” Rizzo said. “It’s just a timely process.”
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.
— Nationals PR (@NationalsPR) September 16, 2013
UPDATE: Game post-poned, not “official” but two sources are good enough:
— Martin Di Caro (@MartinDiCaro) September 16, 2013
Confirmed the #Braves game has been postponed, but no word yet on makeup. I'd expect doubleheader tomorrow.
— David O'Brien (@ajcbraves) September 16, 2013
— Fred D'Ambrosi (@9NewsDirector) September 16, 2013
Spoke with Davey Johnson. Game cancelled. Split doubleheader tomorrow at 1 and 7, he says.
— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) September 16, 2013
A mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard (WUSA), which Nationals Park is adjacent to, has left several dead and is still under investigation.
— Amanda Comak (@acomak) September 16, 2013
The Nats need to just postpone tonight’s game with the Atlanta Braves already (The Post). Also, lower the flags to half-staff.