Why the Toronto Blue Jays game vs Angels is delayed

Joshua Rogers August 27, 2022
Why the Toronto Blue Jays game vs Angels is delayed
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Fans wanted to know why the Toronto Blue Jays game vs Los Angeles Angels is delayed on Saturday, 27 August 2022.

The Toronto Blue Jays are taking on the Los Angeles Angels on 27 August 2022 at Rogers Centre in Toronto.

The two teams faced off recently with the Angels (53-73) snapping a six-game losing streak to win 12-0. The second of the three-game series is set to go ahead on Sunday but fans were wondering why the Blue Jays game is delayed.

Why the Toronto Blue Jays game vs Angels is delayed

Game 2 was scheduled for 3:07 p.m. Eastern Time, however, the Blue Jays game was delayed and fans were left waiting.

The reason for the delays is because the Toronto Blue Jays are celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the club’s momentous 1992 World Series win.

A special pregame ceremony took place beforehand which caused a delay to proceedings. Fans were shown some of the great moments and memories from the 1992 championship season and playoff run during the ceremony.

More than 15 members of the 1992 World Series team are in attendance including Pat Borders, Joe Carter, Dave Stieb, Todd Stottlemyre, Mike Timlin, Duane Ward, Devon White, Dave Winfield, Cito Gaston, Paul Beeston, Gord Ash

Most fans didn’t seem to mind the fact it caused a delay and were enjoying the ceremony:

“Blue Jays fans are truly the best in the game, so this is a special opportunity to return to Toronto and celebrate a historic moment, not only in baseball, but for all of Canada,” said Cito Gaston, manager of the 1992 Toronto Blue Jays. 

Despite the delay, the game eventually started around 30mins after it was originally scheduled.

The fist loss against the Angels was the Blue Jays second loss in nine outings.

“You flush it,” interim Toronto manager John Schneider said afterwards. “It’s one bad day in the last eight.

Alek Manoah (12-6) will make his 25th start for Toronto in 2022, taking on Shohei Ohtani (10-8) who is one of the best in the business.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.