Canadian wildfires continue to impact MLB

The Chicago White Sox stand for the national anthem before the first inning against the New York Yankees at Yankee Stadium on June 06, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City.
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Over the past few days, there have been wildfires in Canada that are affecting the northeastern part of the United States.

The air in many cities is polluted with tiny, but dangerous particles from wildfires, making it look unattractive and increasing the risk of respiratory diseases.

As a result, MLB’s calendar has been affected.

The league has had to postpone games because it is not healthy to be outside in some cities, especially New York City.

However, other venues have been affected as well, and MLB has had to act quickly.

“Arizona #dubx-Washington #National The game is the third game postponed in the last two days because of the Canadian fires. The game will be made on June 22nd,” tweeted MLB insider Bob Nightengale.

New York has two games scheduled for Thursday, but it is not a lock that they will be played.

It will all depend on the environment and air quality.

Postponing games could be problematic for the league because the calendar is already tight, but there are times when baseball stops being a priority.

Canadian fires and polluted air not only pose a health risk, but also make it difficult to see, walk, drive and perform other basic tasks.

No one knows how long this situation will last, but it has changed many plans in the past few days.

Here’s what the New York Times said about the wind in the Big Apple on Wednesday:

“The air in New York City on Wednesday wasn’t just bad by the city’s standards. It was historically bad, even compared to places around the world that typically have a lot of air pollution,” he wrote.

Everyone hopes that the situation will improve soon.

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