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Happy May snow postponement

May 3, 2013, 8:23 AM EDT

May 2. Snow. In Kansas City. Thanks, Obama. But at least we get this kind of thing:

I wonder if any player ever hit the DL because of wet tarp shenanigans.

  1. jm91rs - May 3, 2013 at 8:33 AM

    I love seeing a grown man act like a kid sometimes. And you have to remember that a lot of baseball players are from warm tropical countries. They play baseball in the summer here, and baseball in the winter back home. Snow is probably super exciting to them.

    • indaburg - May 3, 2013 at 8:55 AM

      Speaking as a grown adult in a tropical climate, snow is super exciting. That looks like a blast.

      • samiratou - May 3, 2013 at 10:24 AM

        Speaking as a grown adult living in MN, I’d be happy to send you today’s snow. More than happy, in fact.

      • indaburg - May 3, 2013 at 1:07 PM

        Sure, the novelty is what makes it fun. I’ll send you some sand and sun.

    • fanofevilempire - May 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM

      they should play in the snow.

  2. heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 8:35 AM

    “Thanks, Obama.”

    Did the DHS cause the snow? Or maybe they converted all those bullets they just bought into snowflakes via magic!

    • Francisco (FC) - May 3, 2013 at 9:11 AM

      I’m pretty sure that was a sarcastic jab at radical Republicans who blame Obama for EVERYTHING. (Much like the more extreme Democrats blamed Bush for everything).

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 9:38 AM

        You got the first part of the social experiment spot on! :-)

      • kopy - May 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        Even Obama himself blames Bush for a lot of things. I would, too. And if the next president isn’t a Democrat, he’ll blame Obama for a lot of things. It’s the circle of life.

      • kopy - May 3, 2013 at 9:57 AM

        or she’ll.

      • Francisco (FC) - May 3, 2013 at 10:09 AM

        Oh sure both guys deserve various degrees of blame on a lot of things that you can debate and make reasonable arguments about. But I think this is a reference to irrational blaming that is way out there… like blaming a president for snowfall in May for example.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        That would be right, you are both spot on, it works both ways, and the general public buys it due largely in part to lack of true critical thinking.

        This is what sparked things a bit in my head last night. Makes me feel comfy in the work place, knowing up and commers aren’t going to be nearly as aggressive by nature in the world. Lazy thinking, lazy actions.

      • indaburg - May 3, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        Very nice, Kopy. Very nice. :-)

    • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 10:15 AM

      That would be a nice superpower: turning bullets into snowflakes.

      BTB, do you think they imported the snow from Kenya?

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 10:44 AM

        No silly, we don’t import anything from them, we export all kinds of stuff to them! ( Most of which is probably not the kind of “aid” we would hope it would be. )

        My understanding is that all snow comes from santa claus, last time I checked 😉

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 10:47 AM

        Seriously? We imported our president from there. Somebody has been reading too much of the lamestream media.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 10:54 AM

        TBH I read all kinds of media, including foreign publications, allows for an open perspective not so indoctrined( see enslaved) to any kind of one track thinking.

        And are you calling me a birther? ( flips leather strap off pistol holster while sitting in saloon. )

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 11:26 AM

        Did you just call me a total butthead?! he he

        You better have a license for that pistol, mister. I’m gonna need to see the long form of that.

      • jm91rs - May 3, 2013 at 11:02 AM

        We need to import a few more long distance runners from Kenya as well. I’m tired of the US not dominating those distance events in the Olympics. If we can’t beat them, let’s buy them.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 11:31 AM

        pssst TBH=To be honest, butthead. 😉

        Plus is, some of the foreign media point of views really provoke thought from an entirely different perspective!

        And i didn’t see any sign to turn in my firearm when I moseyed into town, pardna….. ( glares, bird of prey wails in the backround. Italian guy casted to be Mexican in corner lifts sombrero.)

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 11:51 AM

        I know. I was teasing you.

        Once Upon A Time In the West = my fav western

      • fanofevilempire - May 3, 2013 at 12:01 PM

        I blame kopy……………………………………….

      • jwbiii - May 3, 2013 at 12:14 PM

        The US imported about $370M in goods from Kenya on 2012. Their major exports include tea and coffee. We do not export much.

        FY 2011 economic aid was a little over $700M. Slightly more than half of that was for “Population Policies/Programmes and Reproductive Health” which I think is diplomat speak for condoms and others AIDS combatting programs.

        Military aid was $2.6M.

        Sources: CIA World Factbook, USAID

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        I never let the facts get in the way of my occasional uninformed statements.

        With that being said, in general, I almost never universally believe any statements on expendetures when it comes to governments.

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 12:56 PM

        Oh, were you being serious? I thought your /s font was still on. My bad.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 2:30 PM

        I was half heartedly, then someone provided a bunch of facts and as to my nature, I had to respond with a little, very little, serious clarity.

        I’m a big spaghetti western fan, hard for me to pick a favorite. The magnificent 7 came to mind first, though i’m not even sure if that one qualifies as a spaghetti western.

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        Funny, I had you pegged as a “Paint Your Wagon” type.

      • heyblueyoustink - May 3, 2013 at 2:52 PM

        Not the worst selection in the world, pardner 😉

        I am partial to the Man with No Name trilogy though, probably because those and the Magnificent Seven were based off of Japanese fuedal stories.

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 3:03 PM

        I’m really not that into westerns, so yeah, if it isn’t that kind of thing, I’m going with more along the lines of “Support Your Local Sheriff.”

  3. unclemosesgreen - May 3, 2013 at 8:52 AM

    Statistically speaking, tarps are most dangerous to grounds crew members of course, usually either due to high winds or bad team execution or player inattentiveness while unrolling to tarp. The Feesh grounds crew has it the worst.

    Even Vince Coleman couldn’t outrun a tarp once. Tarps are heavy and can be greasy-quick and have a mind of their own sometimes.

    • hasbeen5 - May 3, 2013 at 9:23 AM

      We rolled our tarp over a kid on our high school team. He asked for it, literally asked for it. We had just taken off the infield and rolled it up, and he said he wanted to lay down so we could roll it over him. No lasting damage, although I’m not sure we would have been able to tell.

  4. Glenn - May 3, 2013 at 9:21 AM

    Craig, do you honestly believe that Obama has the time to create snow? He is way to busy plotting mass shootings so he can take our guns away. Besides, what would a Kenyan Muslim know about snow?

  5. thomas844 - May 3, 2013 at 9:56 AM

    Obama: This snowfall is out of my control due to the failures of the Bush administration five years ago. I can only do my best to try and clean up what he messed up….five years ago.

  6. kcrobert10 - May 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM

    Snow in May in kc as a life long resident I say its ok in November, December, January, February, March, and maybe even a little in April but May just stupid. Its global warming right….

    • jarathen - May 3, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      A single storm, a single cold and long winter, even a single cold YEAR does not prove or disprove global warming.

  7. dluxxx - May 3, 2013 at 10:08 AM

    I don’t know why in the world Kansas City didn’t put a dome on that stadium. Or at least a retractable roof. What were they thinking????


    • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 10:19 AM

      You should make fun of them for calling that “snow.” It’s technically “snowlette” or something like that, right?

      • geoknows - May 3, 2013 at 10:27 AM

        Well, no, not really. It snowed pretty hard without stopping starting around 3:00 until past midnight. If the temps hadn’t been slightly above freezing it would have added up to several inches. But with it hovering around 33-34 degrees, it melted pretty quickly after it landed.

      • Francisco (FC) - May 3, 2013 at 11:11 AM

        A veritable snow drift I tells ya!

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        He seems so earnest, I can’t make fun of him.

      • Francisco (FC) - May 3, 2013 at 11:30 AM

        Well snow can be tricky that way. You look out the window and you’d SWEAR it’s gonna pile up and drown everything in white gunk. Four hours later the sun comes out as if nothing ever happened.

      • historiophiliac - May 3, 2013 at 11:34 AM

        It was 80* here on Wednesday and yesterday we had the tinniest trace of “snow” and everyone freaked out. People went to the grocery store to stock up. It was ridiculous. Which leads me to another thing: why do white people always load up on bananas for a snowstorm?

      • dluxxx - May 3, 2013 at 12:26 PM

        Ssshh. Let them enjoy their “snow.”

      • dluxxx - May 3, 2013 at 12:27 PM

        Potassium. You get muscle cramps after shoveling all that snow!

    • dluxxx - May 3, 2013 at 12:17 PM

      Of course as I’m sayihng that it’s snowing up here in Minnesota again. It’s just been a really odd spring.

    • fanofevilempire - May 3, 2013 at 12:19 PM

      they probably thought saving the 50 million would be smart.
      all these teams building stadiums without a roof is stupid.
      don’t get me started on the two in new York.

    • eightyraw - May 3, 2013 at 2:05 PM

      Following the loss of the Athletics to Oakland, Kansas City need a new ballpark to win an expansion franchise. The final two plans both featured a covered stadium. The site and design of Kauffman Stadium was chosen over a proposed downtown dome, but Kauffman (and Arrowhead Stadium) lack one key feature of the early designs – a 750ft moving cover that would travel on tracks between the two stadiums. What could’ve been …

  8. RickyB - May 3, 2013 at 10:29 AM

    I didn’t hit the DL, but when playing in an independent league back in the mid-’90s, several teammates and I decided not just to slide on the tarp, but use the mound as a ramp to launch ourselves into the air. While fun, my abs and hips were screaming at me for three days after that.

  9. sportsdrenched - May 3, 2013 at 1:16 PM

    The real question is, why is Eric Hosmer dressed like a gorilla…and in a road unifrom?

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