Hell did not freeze over, but it was hellish cold. A cold, cold night in New York. The wind was biting and the hits would sting.
The summer boys were dressed for the weather--layers and long-sleeves. But baseball in cold weather is a different kind of game.
Baseball in October can be like playing in April. The ball feels different, the hits are different. The ground is hard and unforgiving. Keeping hands warm can be a problem. Temperature can be a factor in the game.
Yes, it was a bitter cold night for baseball. There was a 38 degree wind chill, and the first snow of the season was falling in Upstate New York. Mount Washington, New Hampshire reported over 6 inches of snow!
And maybe there was a chill of foreboding. Those prone to an over-active imagination could picture the demons of seasons past howling with fiendish glee. Yes, it's the Mets, and almost Halloween, but this is no time for the ghosts of yesteryear.
Milder temperatures are on the way. Here, in Chicago, the westerly winds are blowing the colored leaves. Temps are expected to reach the mid-70's on Tuesday. Warm weather isn't quite done yet. There is a chance of showers on Tuesday and Wednesday, but that is not expected to delay or postpone the games.
Weather or not, this is the moment. Yes, there is still baseball in October. The ivy is just starting to turn colors.
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