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Scenes From Spring Training: Rainpocalypse

Feb 27, 2011, 8:32 AM EDT

Desert Rain

I awake to light rain and slightly cool temperatures this morning.  Yesterday, multiple people Phoenix residents apologized to me in advance for this weather, trying to explain it away as though it were some personal failing.  Many locals are having the “will we get the game in?” conversation that most of us have when violent weather systems pass through at game time.  For a day with this forecast:

Gee, I hope I survive.

But don’t worry about me. I’ll try to tough it out.  After all, today I’m going to Goodyear to see the Indians and the Reds, and that’s coverage that has to happen, my friends, because I can think of nothing more fun than an Ohio writer taunting people back in Ohio by texting and tweeting them pictures of Ohio-based ballplayers frolicking in the desert.

Even if there’s a threat of sub-60 temperatures and a chance of torrential cloudiness.

  1. largebill - Feb 27, 2011 at 8:42 AM


    Not to undermine your taunting, but we have a high of 61 predicted for today here in Cincinnati. Feel free to continue making all my Cleveland relatives jealous. Go Tribe!

    • Old Gator - Feb 27, 2011 at 8:49 AM

      Don’t overdoes on goetta at breakfast and you’ll be okay. It’s not nearly as horrible for your arteries as, say, a horsemeat and velveeta sandwich, but it needs to be enjoyed in moderation.

      As for Craig, here’s a great opportunity to run around barefoot for an hour or so, using the sound of the rain to help shape out the forms of invisible horned toads on the ground kinda like Ben Affleck used the sound of it to figure out what Jennifer Garner actually looked like in Daredevil. That’s why, one supposed, Affleck never stepped on her face by accident. Unless they have some kind of odd fetish, I mean.

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