KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The game between the Tampa Bay Rays and Royals scheduled for Monday night was postponed due to tornado warnings in the Kansas City area.
The game was called off about an hour before it was set to begin as heavy rain fell. Royals fans had to take cover inside of the stadium. Several families from out of town say the storm was their first experience with a tornado warning.
"We don't have this weather in Idaho," Royals fan Kerinda Miller said. "As a matter of fact, we've never even heard a tornado warning before. When it went off, we didn't know what it was at first. My husband grew up here so he told us, and we were running to the bathroom and split up boys and girls. We hid in the bathrooms and were a little freaked out to be quite honest."
Royals catcher Salvador Perez posted a video to Instagram of what the rain looked like coming down at Kauffman.
"Mucho rain!" he says to the camera, with water gushing--- gushing!-- down the stairwell.
The Royals and Rays will play a day-night doubleheader Tuesday, with games at 1:10 p.m. and 7:10 p.m.
Others at Kauffman also posted photos and videos on social media.