Blue Jays delete tweet bragging about roof after it backfires almost immediately

Poor weather has been baseball’s biggest enemy this season. Six games were cancelled Sunday due to rain, snow and ice. Those issues have led to plenty of people wondering why more baseball games don’t get played in domes early in the season.

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The Toronto Blue Jays heard those complaints, and decided to capitalize on them by sending out a snarky tweet bragging about Monday’s game being “played as expected” since the roof at Rogers Centre would protect the field from the weather.

Not long after that, a chunk of ice crashed through the roof of the stadium, eventually leading to Monday’s game being cancelled.

The Blue Jays quickly deleted the initial tweet, but at least one person made sure to take a screenshot while it was still up.

Yeah, that is pretty awkward. The Blue Jays were trying to copy the San Diego Padres, who tweeted out a similar message as all the postponements were happening Sunday. The Padres’ tweet did not come back to bite them.

In fairness, the Blue Jays probably should have felt safe with their message. You can’t expect a chunk of ice to fall through the roof of your stadium. It was just exceptionally poor luck that the team picked Monday to send that tweet.

The Blue Jays quickly got some workers to start repairing the roof, which led to a terrifying photo.

It looks like those workers will come through. The Blue Jays are slated to make up Monday’s game with a double-header against the Royals on Tuesday.

In the end, a major crisis was averted. No one was injured due to the falling ice, and the team acted swiftly to fix the issue.

The deleted tweet was the only painful part of this process. That’s a pretty good outcome, considering how things could have gone.

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BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: The grounds crew puts the tarp on the field at the top of the sixth inning due to a rain delay during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 12, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MA - APRIL 12: The grounds crew tends to the infield as it rains during a game between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees at Fenway Park on April 12, 2018 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals starting pitcher Jason Hammel heads out to warm up in the bullpen as the grounds crew removes the tarp after a brief rain before action against the Los Angeles Angels on Friday, April 13, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 03: Rain falls on a glass window at Citi Field before a game between the Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets on April 3, 2018 in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 03: General view as the tarp covers the field during a rain delay prior to the game between the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 3, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Kansas City Royals fans stay bundled up against the cold and rain during a game against the Los Angeles Angels on Saturday April 14, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
CINCINNATI, OH - APRIL 15: General view during a rain delay prior to the game between the St. Louis Cardinals and Cincinnati Reds at Great American Ball Park on April 15, 2018 in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)
Apr 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; Fans sit in the stands as rain falls during opening day prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2018; Detroit, MI, USA; Fans sit in the stands wearing ponchos as it rains during the fifth inning of the game between the Detroit Tigers and the Kansas City Royals at Comerica Park. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2018; Bronx, NY, USA; A general view of a tarp on the field at Yankee Stadium as rain falls during opening day prior to the game between the Tampa Bay Rays and the New York Yankees. Mandatory Credit: Gregory J. Fisher-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the grounds crew at Wrigley Field in the snow prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Snow clings to the edge of the grass following overnight flurries before a game between the Kansas City Royals and Los Angeles Angels on Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The game was postponed because of cold weather. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout stands in the outfield as snow falls in the eighth inning against the Kansas City Royals on Saturday April 14, 2018, at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Mo. The Angels won, 5-3. (John Sleezer/Kansas City Star/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez plays in the snow on Monday, April 9, 2018 on Opening Day at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The team's home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez stands on the field as snow falls before the Cubs home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, April 9, 2018, in Chicago, Ill. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Armando L. Sanchez/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 6: Colorado Rockies grounds crew use leaf blowers to blow off the snow around the edges of the field on Opening Day against the Atlanta Braves on April 6, 2018 Coors Field in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by John Leyba/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 6: Colorado Rockies pitcher Chad Bettis #35 warm up as snow falls before opening day at Coors Field on April 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Rockies play the Atlanta Braves Friday afternoon for their 25th anniversary. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
DENVER, CO - APRIL 6: Atlanta Braves Arodys Vizcaino #38 takes a photo of the snow before opening day at Coors Field on April 6, 2018 in Denver, Colorado. The Colorado Rockies play the Atlanta Braves Friday afternoon for their 25th anniversary. (Photo by RJ Sangosti/The Denver Post via Getty Images)
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