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Blue Jays Game In Jeopardy (Update: Canceled!) Because There's A Damn Hole In The Roof

The stadium and the tower in happier, warmer times
Photo: Dave Sandford (Getty Images)

It’s been a rough weather weekend for MLB, with six games postponed yesterday and two more today. That list might grow to three, because not even a climate-controlled dome is safe.

An ice storm has battered Toronto in recent days, and this morning, with temperatures warming a little, huge chunks of ice have been falling from the CN Tower, the tallest freestanding structure on the continent. The tower itself has been closed, but unfortunately for the Blue Jays (and the visiting Royals), it looms right over the stadium. A piece of falling ice punctured the roof of the dome, and snow is falling through to the field.


More dangerous than the hole in the stadium is the fact that ice is still falling onto sidewalks nearby. Police have cordoned off some areas, but it’s still potentially a good idea to not have thousands of fans in the danger zone.

The Blue Jays, who had their games in Cleveland postponed on Saturday and Sunday, said they expect to make a decision soon on whether to play tonight’s game.


Update, 4:28 p.m.: I’m thinking they should just cancel the game.


Update, 5:35 p.m.: The game has been postponed.

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