Tag: baseball

Spring and All That Is

Spring and All That Is
Saturday, March 21— Spring again, just past the vernal equinox. The sky is soft and gray. Crocuses are blooming.  The pussy willows are opening, the same color as the sky. This morning, I went to get milk at the Walgreens at Roosevelt and Ridgeland in south Oak Park. There was a big delivery truck full of... Read more »

Sun today, rain tomorrow

Sun today, rain tomorrow
Welcome to April!  It was a beautiful weekend to be outside.  The robins are back and baseball, too.  The alleys are blooming with broken dressers  and discarded chairs. And people were out in the warmer weather. Now, it feels like Spring–Oh, sweet 60 degrees!  Yes, cooler with the lake breeze, but still a delight after a winter... Read more »

first signs of spring

first signs of spring
Welcome to March and Meteorological Spring!    And we’re off to a roaring start with record cold high temperatures in Chicago, big snow  in Boston  and deadly tornadoes in Alabama. Still, the snow is almost gone here, and most of the ice has melted on the sidewalks. The streets  are blooming with potholes–one of the first signs of spring.... Read more »
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April fooling, maybe even snow

Apr low pressure records were set from TN to MI to VT when a windy Apr 1-3, 1970 cyclone rapidly strengthened across the Midwest & Northeast. @NWSChicago recorded their heaviest April snowstorm on record when 10.7″ fell. April 1970 became Chicago’s 2nd snowiest April on record. pic.twitter.com/JoLNwY1bMA — NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) April 2, 2018 April is... Read more »

Mother Nature is a Baseball Fan

Downtown Chicago transformed into a sea — and a river — of Cubbie blue. https://t.co/mDRT3yq6Iz pic.twitter.com/BzmZ6efjxU — Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) November 4, 2016 Best. Game. Ever.  Game 7 of the World Series seemed like a game that would never end. Young men grew old, 108 years  in that extra-inning game, and in a single  throw for the final... Read more »

World Series Weather --- Cleveland!

World Series Weather --- Cleveland!
Sunday  was the last home game  at Wrigley field this year, but baseball wasn’t over yet. For  Game 5  of the World Series, all the greats were there–Andre Dawson and Ryne Sandberg came to add their magic. But these are new kids, playing the game old school. Even with temps in the 40’s and the cold wind blowing... Read more »
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Weather or Not, Baseball in October

Weather or Not, Baseball in October
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... Read more »

The Boys of October 2015

Here comes October, and already  there are  some  colors of changing leaves.  Fall is here– the pumpkins, the sweaters.  Time to put away the summer chairs….well, maybe not just yet. There are still some warm days coming…. For sports lovers, this is a great time of year. Hockey is just beginning. And there’s football and... Read more »

May Days

May Days
May Day falls halfway between the vernal equinox and the summer solstice.  Spring is here, and winter is over for now.  The ground is warm and alive. The earth is in bloom with flowers. It is a time of  light, and increasing light. In pagan times,  the first of May was a high holiday–Beltane.  It was... Read more »
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April Opening Days--Let's Play Two!

What do baseball and  severe storms have in common?  Both really get started in April. It’s the Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field  today,  and Fermilab Severe Storms and Tornado Seminar is tomorrow. What a  double-header! You can read about baseball, and  Opening Day  here. But it’s not always a beautiful day for a ballgame.... Read more »