Published: Tue, April 17, 2018
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Hole in roof puts Blue Jays game at risk

Hole in roof puts Blue Jays game at risk

The Blue Jays social media team had every reason to think the game would get played when they posted a tweet proclaiming as much.

Police blocked access to entrance gates on the east side of the stadium, next to the tower, because "relatively large" blocks of ice were falling onto streets and sidewalks below.

The Blue Jays announced earlier Monday that they are working with Toronto police and the CN Tower to evaluate the "viability of playing tonight's game".

Here were are, 27 years later and another Royals-Blue Jays game in Toronto could be called because of a hole in the roof. It led to a scary moment on the Royals team bus, and it has been particularly troublesome for Rogers Centre.

" The Toronto Blue Jays are now 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", The Toronto Blue Jays said in a tweet issued Monday around 1 p.m.

There have been no injuries reported yet. More than 120,000 customers across much of Ontario remained without power. Monday's games between the Orioles-Red Sox and Cardinals-Cubs were also postponed, bringing MLB's season total to 24 so far.

The Blue Jays had each of their previous two games - in Cleveland against the Indians - postponed due to weather.

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