Blue Jays fans petition MLB to open Rogers Centre roof for Game 5

Hugh Burrill is joined by Joe Siddall to talk about the Blue Jays heading into Game 5 at home, saying they’re finally playing like the Blue Jays fans have come to expect.

Despite winning two straight road games in Texas to even up the ALDS, a handful of Toronto Blue Jays‘ fans still have a bone to pick to with MLB.

On a petition website, called, a Blue Jays fan under the alias of Ace The Bird, created a petition for MLB commissioner Rob Manfred called #OpentheDome, which called for the league to open the Rogers Centre roof in Toronto for Game 5.

In a letter to Manfred, Ace the Bird wrote:

“Weather permitting, the Toronto Blue Jays should be allowed to play with the roof of their stadium open.

In 2015’s regular season, the Blue Jays won 38 times and lost 14 when the dome was open. When it was closed, they won 11 and lost 14. Let’s give them all the support we can and get the dome opened up for Wednesday!

At the time we published this article, there were close to 7,300 people who had joined in on the petition.

While the effort is honourable, it remains highly unlikely that Manfred or MLB, who have the final decision on the status of the Rogers Centre roof, will change their stance on the matter, which was closed for the first two games of the ALDS.

According to The Weather Network, Wednesday afternoon will feature a mix of sun and cloud with a projected temperature of 14C by the time the game kicks off at 4 p.m. ET.

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