Snowed under: Blizzard forces Yankees to cancel home opener

A blizzard in the New York area caused the cancellation of the Yankees' home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

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A blizzard in the New York area caused the cancellation of the Yankees' home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays.

The New York Yankees are usually snowed under with ticket requests for Opening Day.

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Monday, a blizzard canceled the team's home opener against the Tampa Bay Rays, the New York Post reported.

The game was rescheduled for Tuesday at 4 p.m.; however, the forecast calls for rain.

Since 1970, the Yankees have played their home opener with snow falling twice, in 1996 and 2003. Game-time temperatures for those games was 35 degrees, NJ.com reported.

It is the first time snow has canceled a home opener at the new Yankee Stadium, which opened in 2009.

Here is the final out of the 1996 home opener, which was the debut for manager Joe Torre:

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