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Monday’s Royals-Blue Jays game is postponed even though it is indoors

Mother Nature doesn’t want the Royals to play baseball.

Detroit Tigers v Toronto Blue Jays Photo By A.J. Messier/Getty Images

We are almost a month into spring, and yet the winter weather keeps hanging around like a brother-in-law sleeping on your couch who insists he has “a few good leads” on potential jobs. The Royals have already had three games postponed due to inclement weather, and among the thirteen games they have played, nine have been played with a gametime temperature of 45 degrees or colder.

You wouldn’t think Toronto would be a respite from the cold weather, but in baseball it is, due to the retractable roof on the Rogers Centre. Or at least, ordinarily that would provide a safe, climate-controlled game environment. But apparently, Mother Nature is just dead set on postponing Royals games. Apparently some ice fell onto the roof of Rogers Centre, putting a hole in it, and jeopardizing tonight’s game.

The Rogers Centre (formerly known as SkyDome) opened in 1989 with a state-of-the-art retractable roof that allows the team to avoid what can be harsh Canadian weather in early spring and late fall. The stadium sits next to the famous CN Tower, a 553-meter tall tower, that was the world’s tallest free-standing structure until 2007.

Winds have been high in Ontario, causing for dangerous conditions near the stadium, which has prevented crews from assessing the damage to the roof. The concern would be that more ice could fall, causing further damage and endangering the lives of those inside.

Perhaps this is just bad karma for the Blue Jays, who were bragging about their roof on Twitter not that long ago.

It is unclear what would happen if Rogers Centre is unavailable for the entire three-game series. The weather is expected to improve in Kansas City, but it seems unlikely they would quickly turn around and travel back here for a series. In the past, games have been moved to the climate-controlled stadium in Milwaukee, but the Brewers are home this week. This is the Royals’ only trip to Toronto this year, and the Blue Jays will make the trip to Kansas City in August.

Update: The game is postponed. Doubleheader scheduled for tomorrow.