Everyone has to play by the rules. Here are the ones specific to watching games at Rogers Centre.
Ball hitting any portion of fence or screen in back of home plate is in play.
Pitched ball going into camera booth behind home plate: One base. Thrown ball: Two bases.
Ball hitting padding and bouncing over: Two bases.
A fairly batted or thrown ball lodging in the padding: Two bases.
A fairly batted or thrown ball that goes into the dugout or strikes equipment on the dugout steps is considered in the dugout.
Ball hitting padding on outfield fence to foul or seating side of foul line is a dead ball.
Guidelines for Movement of Retractable Roofs
The following operating guidelines will be in effect for the 2011 Baseball Season
Roof will be closed when
Forecast temperatures will be below 10 degrees C.
Winds will be in excess of 64km/hr - 10 min. average wind speed (Design condition)
Past experiences have demonstrated that fan comfort may be effected by temperatures between 10 and 15 degrees C - therefore forecasted temperatures at the start and end of game will be factored into the decision
Winds above 20 km/hr will also have a cooling effect reducing temperatures below our 10 to15-degree threshold
The risk of rain is great ( ie: >75% )
Roof will be open when
Prior to start of the game:
Forecast temperatures and environmental conditions permit the safe opening and operation of the roof. Temperatures should be above 15 degrees C with very little chance of precipitation (< 45%). Weather forecasts and radar will be used to determine these ideal conditions
During the game when:
Weather conditions improve. Opening the roof during the game will follow MLB Bulletin D-16 dated March 22, 2011. Factors such as temperature, precipitation and shadows (caused by moving panels ) will be considered before making the final decision to open the roof during a game.