good very good news… Sea Dogs grounds-keepers, staff and front office personnel have made tremendous progress at removing BobCat loads of snow and ice from the still-frozen surface of Portland’s Hadlock Field. Now the not-so-good news… (you guessed it) field conditions are still unplayable. Saturday’s hoped-for start to the 2007 season has again been postponed. They’re shooting for Sunday.
I saw first-hand the yeomen work these folks are doing in sub-40 degree weather. But they really need large doses of 50+ degree sunshine – and that ain’t in the forecast. If you’re counting — and rest assured everyone connected with the team is — that’s three games wiped from the calendar by a kinda-fluke spring storm. Maybe tomorrow the players will finally receive their hard-earned Championship rings. Fingers crossed.