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Hail storm sends fans scattering in Arizona

Mar 18, 2012, 7:32 PM EST

Peoria Sports Complex (photo courtesy of the Mariners)

It was a wild weather day in Arizona on Sunday, as multiple Cactus League games were halted due to rain and hail.

The game between the Rockies and Mariners in Peoria was called in the fifth. The Diamondbacks-Athletics and Padres-Giants games likewise had hail sightings, though those teams continued to play. A’s beat reporter Susan Slusser tweeted that there were “shreiks from [the] crowd as hail hits” there.

After wind wreaked havoc for three innings, the Rangers and Brewers were rained out in the fourth.

The Rockies and Padres didn’t even try playing in Tucson, with that game getting called hours before it was due to start.

  1. Old Gator - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:09 AM

    I guess they didn’t play in Peoria.

    • jimbo1949 - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:36 PM

      obscure vaudeville reference ++++

  2. tittsburghfeelers - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:38 AM

    Welcome weather out here. 115 degrees is right around the corner :(

  3. jimbo1949 - Mar 19, 2012 at 12:54 PM

    This, after listening to some announcer bloviating over how superior Arizona is to Florida because the weather is so much nicer.

    • Old Gator - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:14 PM

      The scorpions in Florida are not nearly as lethal as the ones in Arizona, and there’s not nearly as many of them. You would think with that leather-faced harridan hag of a governor out there eating scorpions for breakfast, there’d be fewer of them, but nooooo.

      • Old Gator - Mar 19, 2012 at 3:15 PM

        Oh yeah – and in Florida, you can see the horned toads.

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