As smoke from hundreds of wildfires in Canada blanketed the eastern United States, various professional sports events were canceled one after another.메이저놀이터
The US Professional Baseball Major League Secretariat announced on the morning of the 8th (Korean time) that the matches between the New York Yankees and the Chicago White Sox and the Detroit Tigers and the Philadelphia Phillies, which were scheduled to take place on this day, will be postponed.
The reason for the delay is the rapidly deteriorating air quality in both cities, New York and Philadelphia. In particular, New York City was enveloped in a gray sky in the aftermath of the Canadian wildfires. Local media said, “The outline of the Statue of Liberty, which symbolizes New York, is almost invisible.”
In the end, the Major League Secretariat postponed the Yankees-White Sox game scheduled to be held at Yankee Stadium to the next day. The game will be held as a doubleheader one day later, and the game between Detroit and Philadelphia will be held one day later, which was scheduled for a rest day. “Due to dangerous air quality in both cities, the decision was made after close conversations with weather experts and teams,” the MLB Office said in a statement.
It is the first time that the Major League Secretariat has postponed a game due to air quality since the match between the San Francisco Giants and Seattle Mariners, which was scheduled to be held at T-Mobile Park in Seattle, Washington, USA in September 2020. At the time, it was postponed due to air pollution caused by forest fires in Gyeonggi-do, and the venue was moved to San Francisco.
Meanwhile, according to the Associated Press on the 8th, the WNBA also canceled a game between the Minnesota Lynx and the New York Liberty due to air quality. The match was scheduled to be held at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. “The decision was made to promote the health and safety of our fans, team and community,” said the WNBA Secretariat. The American Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) also postponed the NJ/NJ Gotham FC and Orlando Pride, which were scheduled to be held in Harrison, New Jersey, to August 10 for the same reason.