Royals pitcher jumps into action when ice chunks slam bus windshield

18 April, 2018, 03:16 | Author: Ellis Copeland
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Lo and behold, that's exactly what happened. That game was called off after two panels collided while the retractable roof was in motion. It's a almost unprecedented situation for the Blue Jays.

Weather also wiped out Toronto's game at Cleveland on Sunday, one of six games around the majors to be postponed. The Royals have odds of +165 on the road.

The Kansas City Royals had their last two Sunday home games at Kauffman Stadium postponed due to frigid temps. A large chunk of ice flew off the lead bus and crashed into the windshield of the second, shattering it.

There were about 25 members of the team on board the bus at the time of the incident and police said the bus driver was the only one who sustained any injuries.

A hole was still visible in the roof on Monday afternoon.

And that roof will have to be repaired, and workers need safe access to it.

The evening game between the Blue Jays and Kansas City Royals was postponed about 90 minutes before the scheduled first pitch at 7:07 p.m. ET.

In the meantime, the reality is that doubleheaders have been a true rarity at the SkyDome/Rogers Centre since it opened on June 5, 1989, nearly 29 years ago. Rain washed out almost half the schedule on Sunday.

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The Minnesota Vikings, who dealt with multiple roof collapses at their former home, the Metrodome, later tweeted a message to the Blue Jays saying "Been there, done that (at) BlueJays".

The weather has been wreaking havoc with MLB's schedule during the early going of the 2018 season.

"Tonight's game has been cancelled due to inclement weather causing damage to our roof".

Garcia, who will be making his third start of the season for the Blue Jays in the first game Tuesday, is 1-1 with a 5.68 ERA in five career starts against the Royals.

"Weather update: Due to our stadium having a roof, today's game will be... played as expected", the tweet read.

He entered play Tuesday with just three hits in 42 at bats for a woeful.316 OPS.

Fans with tickets to Tuesday's game will be able to attend both games of the double-header, the team said. 34 earned run average in 44 games including an even worse 5.73 earned run average in his 18 starts in 2017.

The storm also played havoc with air traffic, with more than 600 flights cancelled at Toronto's Pearson International Airport over the weekend and many others delayed - often for hours.



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