I’m not sure what’s more nightmarish; the weather that Toronto has been experiencing or the fact that we’re reportedly going to be without Blue Jays baseball for a third straight day.
According to Sportsnet’s Hazel Mae, who is definitely a trusted name and why I’m writing this, the Blue Jays have called off tonight’s game with the Royals. The game will be made up tomorrow at an ultra-rare Rogers Centre doubleheader!
Sources telling me the game has been called off due to safety reasons (roof). Traditional doubleheader tomorrow. Nothing official from #BlueJays— Hazel Mae (@thehazelmae) April 16, 2018
As you may have read, ice fell from the CN Tower and blew a sizeable hole in the Rogers Centre roof earlier today. Luckily, nobody was hurt.
This is the first SkyDome/Rogers Centre doubleheader since 2001, when rain in Cleveland forced two games to be made up in Toronto.
In 2001 the Blue Jays played a doubleheader at SkyDome on October 5 due to an earlier rainout in Cleveland. Both games were treated as home games for Toronto, so they played 82 at home and 80 on the road that season.https://t.co/tv4SsWGfjUhttps://t.co/UEId7uBIRx— All-Star Minor Leaguer (@Minor_Leaguer) April 16, 2018
This comes after the Blue Jays not only lost an off day on May 3rd, they now have to play two games before flying off to Tampa for a series the next day.
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m kind of looking forward to seeing this. What makes it better is that the Jays have been #ActuallyGood to start the year and can add two Ws on one day.
UPDATE: The Blue Jays make it official. Game 1 will start at 3:30 tomorrow and game 2 will go ahead as scheduled.
Tonight’s game has been cancelled due to inclement weather causing damage to our roof. We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience. Further info for those with purchased tickets to the game will be shared shortly. Tomorrow’s game will be a 3:07 p.m. traditional doubleheader— Toronto Blue Jays (@BlueJays) April 16, 2018