We are supposed to open our baseball season this weekend with the Jamboree Tournament, each clubs plays three games. That is great, it is a nice tune-up for the season to be sure. One problem, by the looks of it – Mother Nature.
The forecast for the weekend hasn’t looked good since last weekend. Mid-teens and rain. Now, it is two days away and it is still showing rain, but the forecast high for Saturday is only 8 degrees. Come on now, leave us alone and let us play some baseball.
Even if it is dry, 8C isn’t fun to play ball in, although we will. What typically happens is the games start because the rain hasn’t started. Then, you get warmed up, throw 3 pitches and it starts, so you play in drizzle for a bit and then it starts raining harder and harder until the game is postponed and then, after 30 minutes and the field isn’t playable, cancelled. I sound like a pessimist, don’t I? No, not really, I am a baseball coach – that’s what happens…
Anyway, forecasts can be wrong, especially in Calgary. I am hoping the rain skips by the South West part of the city, cold we can deal with. Play ball !!!