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NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 7: A general view of hazy conditions resulting from Canadian wildfires at Yankee Stadium before the game between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees on June 7, 2023, in New York, New York. (Photo by New York Yankees/Getty Images)

It has been a rather bizarre couple of days in the New York/New Jersey area as smoke from the Canadian Wildfires continue to make their way down into the Northeastern part of the United States creating poor visibility, even worse air quality, and an eerie redish/orange glow in the air that make is feel like we’re living the movies Total Recall or Blade Runner 2049.

Reports indicate the air quality in New York is the worst it has ever been. New Jersey is also drawing hazardous marks for unhealthy air quality.

The New York Yankees smartly postponed their game against the Chicago White Sox on Wednesday. They are scheduled to play a double-header on Thursday.

Let’s take a look at some of the surreal images from the day.

  • Somerset Patriots

    The Patriots are scheduled to play in Hartford, Connecticut tonight, but back in Somerset, well, it looks like another planet.

  • Citi Field, Queens, NY

    The home of the New York Mets looks like a set for a post apocalyptic movie.

     

  • New York City

    Somewhere in that cloud of red and orange dust is a city that never sleeps.

  • Yankee Stadium

    The scene at Yankee Stadium before Wednesday’s game was postponed.

  • Carlos Rodon Pitching

    Even with the poor air quality, Yankees starting pitcher Carlos Rodon was doing a bullpen session in the orange mist.

  • Life Imitates Art: Blade Runner 2049?!

  • Brooklyn Cyclones

    Somehow the Brooklyn Cyclones, the Mets Single-A affiliate played a game today.

  • Patriots @ Yard Goats is On Tonight

    The Somerset Patriots game at Hartford is on schedule tonight despite the conditions in the area.

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