Blue Jays-Royals game postponed after falling ice damages stadium roof

Postado Abril 17, 2018

Toronto and Kansas City will have a doubleheader tomorrow to make up for Mother Nature imposing her will and forcing the Blue Jays to deal with some bad karma quickly after their Twitter accounts lame troll backfired. But, even in their climate-controlled stadium, the Jays couldn't escape nature's elements and will assess their options for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.

Large chunks of ice falling from Toronto's CN Tower Monday punctured the roof of Rogers Centre, causing the postponement of a Blue Jays home game against the Royals.

The stadium, which is located near the base of the 1,815-foot CN Tower, was damaged by falling ice.

Crews attempted to fix the roof in time for first pitch but were unable to and the Blue Jays scrapped the game due to safety reasons.

The Blue Jays had hoped a return to their domed stadium would provide a respite from the relentless storms that led to a pair of postponements in Cleveland over the weekend.

The Jays and Royals will play a double-header Tuesday at Rogers Centre.

"Fortunately there's been no injuries reported", said Const. Allyson Douglas-Cook. Six games in all were postponed Sunday, and at least three more Monday, bringing the total number for Major League Baseball games this season to 24, the highest amount since 2007 (per the AP), when there were 27 postponements through the end of April.