Thursday, October 12, 2006

It's snowing in Detroit... Play Ball!

There's a saying around here, goes something like this: If you don't like the weather in Michigan, stick around, it'll change.

Of course, that doesn't always mean it'll get better. What had been a merely cool fall turned frigid this morning. I woke up to 36 degrees outside. Good thing I covered the plants last night, though I don't know if the covering held -- it was pretty windy out there.

At about a quarter to 8, the snow started. According to reports that I have heard, this is the earliest ever recorded snow in the area. And this wasn't some tiny little squall, either, it was gusty with big flakes and limited visibility. There were white caps on the Detroit River today, and several more passing flurries during the afternoon. When I arrived home, there was snow on the ground. Still need to cover tonight, or at least make sure the covers haven't totally abandoned the plants -- not that there's much left, anyway.

In the middle of this, there's a baseball game scheduled for tomorrow: Game 3 of the ALCS between the Tigers and A's. Unbelievably, the game was originally scheduled for 8pm. By that hour, we are likely to have wind chills in the 20's. Thankfully, a Wednesday rainout in New York enabled some rescheduling here; the game will start during the afternoon. It'll mean that the RenCen should be busier than usual during the day, and from the elevators I'll be able to see the crowd in the stadium. Good football weather... play ball!

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