You’ve heard of the saying “when it rains, it pours” but this is getting totally ridiculous now for the Blue Jays. Just when we thought nothing else could go wrong this season, the Skydome roof virtually ground to a halt while attempting to shut after it started raining.
Due to technical difficulties, the retractable dome took nearly an hour to close completely, although this still felt quicker than Omar Vizquel trying to steal home base. Needless to say, baseball fans in Montreal suffered nightmare flashbacks while watching the ordeal take place.
Maybe employees within the stadium knew things were going to get ugly and decided to sabotage the roof closure in an effort to get the game called while the score-line was still respectable.
Carlos Villanueva said the roof distracted him on the way to his fifth loss of the season. You would have thought he’d have welcomed the diversion, especially with the way he was pitching.
There’s no truth to the rumour that Rogers are considering putting the roof on the disabled list along with the rest of their injured starters, but they can still expect claims from Blue Jays fans looking for a refund of their dry-cleaning bills.
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