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.
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.
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.