Monday provided arguably the most interesting postponement as ice in Toronto punctured the Blue Jays' Rogers Centre roof and pushed back the team's game against the Royals to force a Tuesday doubleheader.
But, even in their climate-controlled stadium, the Jays couldn't escape nature's elements and will assess their options for Monday night's game against the Kansas City Royals.
And some of that ice falling off the CN Tower clearly blew on to Rogers Centre and it put a giant hole in the dome's roof.
The weather has wreaked havoc on the Major League Baseball season with an absurd number of games postponed including six games on Sunday alone.
Duffy held the Blue Jays to one hit and three walks over the first three innings he pitched in the nightcap of the doubleheader. Maile got the Blue Jays on the board with a two-run single in the seventh before walking things off with another single in the 10th.
The Blue Jays completed a two-year, $10 million mechanical upgrade of the retractable roof before the 2017 season, and this year are looking at replacing the roof cover, which dates from the stadium opening in 1989.
Kansas City was also the opponent for the only previous cancellation at Rogers Centre.
On Monday afternoon, light could be seen coming through the hole above right field, while tarps and batting practice screens surrounded the area on the turf below.
"We apologize to our fans for this inconvenience", the team said on Twitter. It was a metaphor for everything that could and did go wrong for the Blue Jays during their nightmare 2012 season. As the team was driving from the airport, a large chunk of ice crashed into one of the team busses.
Workers examine a hole in top of the Rogers Centre on Monday. ΓÇª Toronto begins a four-game series in NY against the Yankees on Thursday.
The safety concerns come in the wake of an ice storm on Saturday and Sunday that lashed the city with freezing rain, ice pellets and powerful winds.
Provincial power utility Hydro One said its crews were working to reconnect more than 110,000 customers affected by almost 670 outages, while Toronto Hydro said the number of customers in the dark had shrunk to 10,000 from about 40,000.