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Yankee Stadium surrounded by haze from Canadian wildfires

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In case hitting was not hard enough, it became an even more difficult task for batters — let alone anyone — to see anything in The Bronx on Tuesday night.

The Yankees and White Sox were set to face off at Yankee Stadium amid a literal haze.

Wildfires burning in Canada had wafted south to New York, giving the smell of a campfire and the look of clouds that had blocked out the sky.


Yankees shortstop Anthony Volpe (right) and his teammates warm up on the field as the smoke from the Canadian wildfires covers the sky above Yankee Stadium before the start of their game against the Chicago White Sox on Tuesday.
JASON SZENES FOR THE NEW YORK POST

The wildfires in Canada created an eerie haze over Yankee Stadium.
The wildfires in Canada created an eerie haze over Yankee Stadium.
JASON SZENES FOR THE NEW YORK POST

Yankees starting pitcher Clarke Schmidt (L) walks out onto the field.
Yankees starting pitcher Clarke Schmidt walks out onto the field.
JASON SZENES FOR THE NEW YORK POST

The smoke brought the air quality index to 153, which registered as “unhealthy,” according to IQAir.

Still, the Yankees and White Sox were set to play, with the smoke getting worse as first pitch approached.


Fire
Smoke rises above the southeast perimeter of the Paskwa fire as it burns near Fox Lake, Alberta, Canada on May 6. 2023.
via REUTERS

In the surrounding areas, the Yankees’ Triple-A team, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, and the Mets’ affiliate in Syracuse postponed games due to air-quality concerns.

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