The high temperature in Charlottesville, Virginia yesterday was 47.2 degrees.
Just 2.2 degrees colder and there would have been “free hot chocolate for everyone” at Davenport Field where the University of Virginia Cavaliers — the Hoos — play ball and where the free hot chocolate flows at 45 degrees.
There was no hot chocolate. There was no win for the Hoos.
It was cold.
But, it was my first game of the spring. Even though it’s still winter.
And, even though it’s still cold.
(Why do we play baseball in February anyway?)
But, there was the first photo of spring …
The 2016 honor of “First Photo” goes to UVa utility infielder and backup catcher Justin Novak.
The first bleachers of spring …