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White Sox, Yankees play in smoky haze caused by Canadian wildfires

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The Yankees hosted the White Sox Tuesday in a smoke-stained haze resulting from over hundreds of wildfires burning in Eastern Canada.

An orange-yellow fog engulfed Yankee Stadium in what at one point on Tuesday were the second-worst levels of air pollution in the world, according to IQair. The conditions, which IQair reported as being “very unhealthy” with an air quality index above 200, didn’t seem to bother the players much, though.

It was an eerie backdrop to the series opener in New York City, where the White Sox will play two more games in the polluted fog on Wednesday and Thursday.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JUNE 06: General view of hazy conditions resulting from Canadian wildfires as Anthony Rizzo #48 of the New York Yankees jogs to the dugout during the second inning against the Chicago White Sox at Yankee Stadium on June 06, 2023 in the Bronx borough of New York City. (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
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