Storm causes delay in Tropicana Field (a domed stadium)

The Blue Jays-Rays game Wednesday evening in Tropicana Field (TOR @ TB gametracker) was delayed for a half hour. The root? A thunderstorm in the area, which seems odd, given that The Trop has a dome and games are played indoors. Let's let the Rays' official Twitter account explain how/why:

There was one bank of lights in particular that could be seen on the broadcast that was wiped out, but the wide view makes it seem less than substantial, as Blue Jays reporter Scott MacArthur illustrates with a side helping of snark:

A bit brighter, but not much of a difference, eh?

Anyway, the delay is over and they're playing again.

In related news, the Rays have a lease with Tropicana Field through 2027 and haven't made noticable progress on breaking it, so far as public knowledge goes.

Also, I think Melky Cabrera heard the lightning blast at the aforementioned 16th St. substation ...

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Matt Snyder has been a baseball writer with CBS Sports since 2011. A member of the BBWAA, he's now covered the last five World Series beginning with the epic 2011 Fall Classic. The former Indiana University... Full Bio

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