Thursday, March 31, 2011


Yesterday's game in Ohio was postponed due to snow....the snow began to heavily fall after the end of the third inning and continued into the night. The team got back on the bus and returned to campus (a mere 5 hours away). Here is my question....snow is usually picked up on the weather radar. Therefore, why was the game started at all? Tomorrow's home game was moved up three hours because of the threat of snow. Doesn't Ohio have this system too? Actually, I am sure that Ohio has the capability of predicting storms. It seems that no one was watching the weather report like they do here....24/ all the time. People can quote the barometric readings, amount of snow fall as well as the temperature as it moves in increments. Further, ask anyone, they have known the forecast for the Phillies home opener since August, 2010.

So, there you have it. Spring baseball in the northeast. The season is at the mercy of unpredictable weather. Snow, sleet, hail, cold rain, and wind. Why would anyone want to live here?

The answer to the last question has everything to do with weather. It is the 4 seasons. Spring and fall are amazing here. The flowers and trees are gorgeous. Since the winters can be tough, residents really appreciate the spring flowers and gentle breezes as well as the autumn changing of the leaves. Summer can be pretty nice too. True, lots of heat and humidity, but we have the beach and mountains within close proximity. It's a win-win-win-lose type of region. Therefore, we deal with it.

As far as baseball is concerned, a snow-out is a snow-out. The game will be rescheduled. The team may return to Ohio to finish. It is one of the joys and sorrows of northeast weather.

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