Sports Toronto Blue Jays' attempt to poke fun at other teams over weather cancellations backfires spectacularly

15:17  17 april  2018
15:17  17 april  2018 Source:   businessinsider.com

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The Toronto Blue Jays attempted to make a joke aimed at other teams ' misfortunes, about how their game on Monday would go on as planned thanks to their roof. The Toronto Blue Jays attempted to make a similar joke, only to have it fail spectacularly and backfire .

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  • The weather has wreaked havoc on the MLB season with an absurd number of games postponed including six games on Sunday alone.
  • The Toronto Blue Jays attempted to make a joke aimed at other teams' misfortunes, about how their game on Monday would go on as planned thanks to their roof.
  • Shortly after the team posted the tweet, falling ice damaged the roof of the Rogers Centre, forcing the Blue Jays to delete their tweet and postpone the game they had just bragged about not canceling.


The 2018 MLB season has gotten off to a terrible start for some teams stuck with bad weather, with cold winds and wet conditions already forcing 22 postponements just two weeks into the season.

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For some teams, it has been an exceptionally tough haul — the Minnesota Twins have already lost five games to the young season, which will likely cause some packed road trips for the team later in the summer.

But for other teams, especially those on the west coast where fairer weather can be expected even in April, things have been running smoothly. The San Diego Padres, for instance, decided to take a light shot at other teams across the league, advertising on Twitter that their game would be "played as scheduled" with an image of the picturesque scene at their ballpark.

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Attention: Due to weather, today’s game will be...

... played as scheduled

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