All around America, there’s college baseball today. It’s a perfectly fine way to spend an Easter afternoon, if you ask me.
Although it’s brisk outside.
We were at yesterday’s game. The University of Virginia took on Louisville in Charlottesville.
Weathermen insisted the temperature in Virginia was in the 60s on Saturday, but with the breeze blowing with some purpose out to right-center and then to right and mostly out in the bleachers where we were, I estimate yesterday’s wind chill at five degrees. (I could be off a bit. As I said yesterday, math … not my strong suit.)
It’s April but I was dressed for winter – long underwear, an extra sweater, gloves, and, most important, polartec socks. That I was surrounded by people in flip-flops only made me colder.
(What is wrong with you people? Are your feet made of lava?)
Fun Fact: It is possible to score a ballgame, take photos, and check Twitter with gloves on. It’s not easy, but it is possible.
Still, it’s warmer than Easter Sunday in North Dakota. Here’s a photo from this morning’s Main Street Cam in Devils Lake, North Dakota, the town where I spent my high school years.
Yup, as usual, one look at the Devils Lake Street Cam has warmed me up like a hot cup of coffee.
Saturday was not a good day for the #9 UVa Cavaliers. Grand-slamming, strong pitching #7 Louisville took game one from the Hoos 8-1.
UVa third-baseman Senior Kenny Towns sums up Saturday’s game:
Today will be cold again. But, today will be better.
I’m bringing a scarf.
Photo: Davenport Field, The University of Virginia, April 4, 2015
I only walked across a couple of parking lots yesterday and was really glad to get out of the wind and into my car. You are truly a dedicated fan. Brrrr! And Happy Easter!
Much, much warmer on Sunday … at least in the bleachers. The bats were still icy cold for the Hoo’s. And UVa’s pitching, well … sigh … more walks and hit batsmen than strikeouts. But, no frostbite for me, so there is that! :)