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Picture of the Day: Fog at U.S. Cellular Field

Jun 10, 2013, 10:04 PM EDT

There’s some crazy fog going on in Chicago this evening. While the Reds and Cubs are playing through it on the North Side — in fact, Brandon Phillips has hit a grand slam — the Blue Jays and White Sox went into a fog delay in the bottom of the third inning.

And as this picture from the Associated Press demonstrates, it’s easy to see why play was halted at U.S. Cellular Field:

source: AP

  1. missthemexpos - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:12 PM

    Some might say that the over-hyped Blue Jays have been playing in a fog all season!

  2. Shayna - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:38 PM

    If the Jays lose this one, it will be a real stinker. At least two of Chicago’s early runs were fog-assisted. Tough to play the outfield when you can’t see the ball, the plate, the hitter, or your fellow fielders. A real Spinoza game — through a glass, darkly. Perhaps they can learn to rely on their other senses and just ‘gestalt’ where the ball is.

    • brewcrewfan54 - Jun 10, 2013 at 10:53 PM

      Did Chicago have to play the field in the same conditions?

      • Shayna - Jun 10, 2013 at 11:26 PM

        Actually, no. Fog has been falling and lifting through the evening and, at least in the early part of the evening, came down thickest when the Jays were on the field in the bottom of the 2nd.

  3. slclions - Jun 10, 2013 at 11:46 PM

    jays fan here…watching the game. the fog had nothing to do with the runs. even without the fog those would have been hits.

  4. slclions - Jun 11, 2013 at 12:13 AM

    top of 8th, now the fog is getting really bad. Base hit by EE…I think. At least now Buck Martinez has an excuse for making mistakes.

  5. Old Gator - Jun 11, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    The following is meant as a post-preemptive strike on Craig’s invocation of…(pauses to gagg off to the side)…Carl Sandburgh in the forthcoming ATH:

    Boats In A Fog

    Sports and gallantries, the stage, the arts, the antics of dancers,
    The exuberant voices of music,
    Have charm for children but lack nobility; it is bitter earnestness
    That makes beauty; the mind
    Knows, grown adult.
    A sudden fog-drift muffled the ocean,
    A throbbing of engines moved in it,
    At length, a stone’s throw out, between the rocks and the vapor,
    One by one moved shadows
    Out of the mystery, shadows, fishing-boats, trailing each other
    Following the cliff for guidance,
    Holding a difficult path between the peril of the sea-fog
    And the foam on the shore granite.
    One by one, trailing their leader, six crept by me,
    Out of the vapor and into it,
    The throb of their engines subdued by the fog, patient and
    cautious,
    Coasting all round the peninsula
    Back to the buoys in Monterey harbor. A flight of pelicans
    Is nothing lovelier to look at;
    The flight of the planets is nothing nobler; all the arts lose virtue
    Against the essential reality
    Of creatures going about their business among the equally
    Earnest elements of nature.
    Robinson Jeffers

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