Exterior photo of Yankee Stadium in the Bronx, New York. Home of the New York Yankees.

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The New York Yankees 2018 home opener vs. the Tampa Bay Rays has been cancelled on the account of 4 inches of snow. You read that right. Yankee Stadium was pounded with snow this morning and the Yankees have rescheduled the game for tomorrow at 4 PM (4/3/2018). Rain is unfortunately also in the forecast for the rescheduled game tomorrow. It’s been a weird week for Yankee Stadium who recently made national news when they experimented with adding player images to beer foam. Major League Baseball was not impressed and quickly ended the fun.

The snow gives New York Yankees fans a reason to cheer, however. In 1996, the Yankees’ season opener was cancelled when they were playing the Cleveland Indians at Progressive Field. When the Yankees returned home for their season opener vs. the Kansas City Royals, they were met with snowy conditions but chose to play the game anyway. That team went on to win the 1996 World Series Championship. And with the addition of Giancarlo Stanton to an already loaded New York Yankees lineup, don’t think the Yankees won’t be in the World Series mix in 2018.

The New York Yankees were also hit with 10 inches of snow at the beginning of the 1982 MLB season and were kept from playing for almost a full week. The team finally played their 1982 season opener on April 11th when they hosted the Chicago White Sox.





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