Rogers Centre roof fails during Jays game, rain showers down on fans
File photo: A spectator enjoys the game under the shelter of his umbrella after the retractable roof of the Rogers Centre got stuck open in a rain storm during the sixth inning of the Toronto Blue Jays game in Toronto, Tuesday, September 4, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Aaron Vincent Elkaim
The Canadian Press
Published Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:46PM EDT
Last Updated Tuesday, September 4, 2012 9:52PM EDT
TORONTO -- As if another loss by the Toronto Blue Jays was not bad enough some of the announced crowd of 13,556 at Rogers Centre got wet.
As the Blue Jays were struggling against the Baltimore Orioles on Tuesday, rain began to fall on some of the fans when the retractable roof did not close in time during the middle innings.
An announcement was made to the fans that because of technical difficulties, the roof was closing more slowly than usual.
Some fans had opened umbrellas while other went to more sheltered areas of the stadium.
Then a fire alarm went off for a short time but an announcement was made that there was no problem.
The roof finally was closed late in the game with little disruption.