The Blue Jays are homeless again.
Though we all thought this morning that they would be playing their “home” games in Pittsburgh and sharing PNC Park with the Pirates, it turns out that won’t be the case.
The Pennsylvania Department of Health has denied the team’s request to make Pittsburgh their home, stating that having another MLB team travelling in and out of the state would add risk to its residents.
“To add travellers to this region for any reason, including for professional sports events, risks residents, visitors and members of both teams,” Dr. Rachel Levine said in a statement to The Associated Press.
What now? Who knows. The team had been looking into playing at Camden Yards in Baltimore as they’re seeking to play in a Major League facility rather than a minor-league complex such as the one at Sahlen Field in Buffalo.
The Jays will open the season in Tampa on Friday, play three games there, and then head to Washington. Their “home opener” will also be against the Nats right after that, so the Jays could play that series in Washington, but, after that, they …
Author: Cam Lewis / Blue Jays Nation