Toledo's Yorman Bazardo waits for the sign in a snow squall
(Toledo, OH) We really tried to stick it out for the entire game, but after three innings of enduring the slush of a mid-April snowstorm my family and I decided to pack it in with the Toledo Mud Hens leading 4-2 over the Durham Bulls.
As I check the scoreboard, though, it seems we just missed one of the rarest of baseball oddities - a snow delay.
Still, despite the 36-degree weather, good times are always had at a baseball game. My daughters actually enjoyed themselves, and I got to con them into believing that the sound of breaking glass after a foul ball was a pane in one of the luxury boxes. As of this writing I have not let them in on the gag.
Toledo's Yorman Bazardo unleashes a fastball against Durham's Elliot Johnson
By the third inning, though, the snow began to soak through our multiple layers of clothing, and even my diehard wife - who paid a mere $6 for six tickets to the game on eBay - began to rethink the merits of sitting in what was more like a cold rain.
Perhaps we will get lucky and get a cancellation, with a chance to visit Fifth Third Field on a day more conducive to baseball.