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The Mariners and A’s Are Playing a Doubleheader in the Visible Effects of Wildfire Smoke

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If you needed some baseball context to appreciate just how bad the wildfires are out west, and what they’re doing to the air quality, look no further than tonight’s Mariners-A’s doubleheader, being played in Seattle.

The game highlights are all well and good for the excellent plays, but I share them because they look like someone turned the exposure on the camera far too high. They didn’t. It’s just the smoke in the air:

https://twitter.com/Mariners/status/1305664515699142657

When I heard about the air quality considerations impacting outdoors games today, I didn’t think it would be this visible. I don’t know enough about this topic to say what the risk is to the players, but it sure doesn’t look good.

Note that weather services in the area have warned about how dangerous the air quality levels are right now:

The air quality is so bad that it is reportedly now already well past the level where the NFL considers a game cancellable. By contrast, MLB does not have a level set in place.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.