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Toronto Blue Jays Retractable Roof gets stuck while closing

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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.

Photo credit: The Kansas City Star

Blue Jays sign veteran Omar Vizquel; Ricky Romero likes his style

The Blue Jays have announced that they have signed 44-year-old infielder Omar Vizquel, which will add a veteran presence in a team filled with young guns.

Last year with the Chicago White Sox, Vizquel hit for .251 with 8 RBIs in just 58 games. However, the veteran was perfect on defence, comitting no errors. He also presents a remarkable .985 career fielding percentage, and is the recipient of 11 gold gloves.

His new teammate Ricky Romero seems delighted to welcome Vizquel with the Jays, and perhaps the veteran can give some styling tips to his new teammates.

RickyRo24 Ricky Romero

Wow heard that @omarvizquel13 signed with us.What a #pro he is and also hear he’s the best dressed guy in the big leagues HA.Congrats #jays