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Time to play the blame game.

Major League Baseball and the New York Yankees were taking heat Monday night after waiting more than two hours to announce Game 5 of the American League Division Series vs. the Cleveland Guardians at Yankee Stadium was being postponed until Tuesday because of rain.

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Here’s a sampling of responses Monday night on Twitter:

The Athletic’s Lindsey Adler: “Gates opened to fans at 5 pm. The Yankees and MLB announced at 6:20 pm that the scheduled 7pm game would start in a delay. There were no official updates between the announcement of the delay and the announcement of the postponement at 9:35 pm. Awful.”

Former Boston Globe writer Gordon Edes: “Terrible way to treat your customers.”

ESPN’s Marly Rivera: “There were no good signs. At all.”

Yahoo Sports’ Hannah Keyser: “well there ya go. this was a colossal mishandling by someone and not just cause the media is cranky.”

CBS Sports’ Mike Axisa: “If the weather doesn’t cooperate, then whatever. It happens. But at least give people an update now and then.”

New York Post’s Joel Sherman: “Whatever is ongoing behind closed doors, MLB owes it to thousands in stands who have waited here for now nearly 2 hours from sked 1st pitch to explain what is ongoing. Work/school day tomorrow. At least lay out possibilities so those who are sticking this out can make a decision.”

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Here’s what you need to know if you’re going to the game Tuesday, per Yankees PR:

The game will be played Tuesday, October 18, at 4:07 p.m.

Tickets for the game (listed on tickets as ALDS “Home Game 3″) are valid for the game Tuesday, October 18. Pursuant to MLB ticket policy, there are no refunds or exchanges for tickets to ALDS Game 5 (”Home Game 3″).

On Tuesday, all Yankee Stadium Gates will open to fans with valid tickets at 2:30 p.m.

Guests are strongly encouraged to arrive as early as possible to avoid lines that will increase in length as the game time approaches.

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Mike Rosenstein may be reached at mrosenstein@njadvancemedia.com.



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