What a weird spring, eh?
It snowed for the third straight Sunday in April, and the National Weather Service said Kansas City was poised to shatter the record for the coldest April 15 in the city's history.
That's hardly baseball weather, and the Royals' game against the Angels was postponed, which didn't come as a surprise to fans. But what did irk those who trekked to Kauffman Stadium was when the game was called — less than 30 minutes before the first pitch.
Royals general manager Dayton Moore told The Star that both teams early on felt it was too cold to play but Major League Baseball "made it clear they wanted us to do all we could to play."
“Then we got a call from (MLB)," Moore said, "and the word was if you feel the weather is too cold, that it’s going to hinder play and put athletes at risk, we’ll find a mutual day to make up the game. I wish we could have made the call earlier.”
The Royals said fans can use their tickets for the rescheduled game, which is June 25. Or they can apply the amount paid toward a future ticket. Also, parking tickets are valid for any other game in 2018.
Nevertheless, some fans were not happy that the team took so long to call the game. Here is a sampling of what people shared on Twitter: