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The Toronto Blue Jays have missed their last two games in Cleveland due to rain at Progressive Field, but Canadians need not fear for the elements ruining plans this week. Their Jays are back home for a three-game series against the Royals, and nothing can stop baseball from being played with the Rogers Centre having a roof.
Blue Jays Twitter smugly announced “today’s game will be… played as expected” because of said fancy-schmancy roof:
Oh man .. the social media folks at @BlueJays unlocked some serious bad karma …
"The Star’s Richard Griffin also reports that a hole has opened in the roof of the Rogers Centre over right field, and that snow is on the field." pic.twitter.com/nD2SzNhsbz
— tecnobrat ⚾️ Brian 🇨🇦 (@tecnobrat) April 16, 2018
And even promised a fan a baseball game Sunday:
Fast-forward a couple hours and Blue Jays Twitter and CP24 has some bad news:
The Toronto Blue Jays are currently working with CN Tower and Toronto Police Service to assess the conditions around Rogers Centre and the viability of playing tonight’s game against the Kansas City Royals.
We will continue to assess the situation and provide an update shortly.
— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 16, 2018
Rogers Centre confirms ice from the CN Tower hit the roof of the building and crews are unable to assess the damage as more ice could fall.
— CP24 (@CP24) April 16, 2018
Obviously bummer news for Jays fans hoping to see a C- matchup between Eric Skoglund and Jaime Garcia, but it’s probably not worth risking people getting buried by falling snow:
All afternoon the wind has been blowing heavy snow and ice off the roof of the @RogersCentre and it comes crashing down loudly. No warning signs and we’ve been nervous every time someone walks underneath. (Listen with sound on.) #onstorm pic.twitter.com/yp1YYfV43O
— Josh McConnell (@joshmcconnell) April 15, 2018
Looks like there are also leakage issues:
Inside the Rogers Centre, they’ve set up buckets to catch water coming in from the spring storm. Crew are still working on the field to set up for the game. https://t.co/hYqO9JT5t1 pic.twitter.com/Bgkp0VFkJx
— CBC Toronto (@CBCToronto) April 16, 2018