They tried to play baseball at Jacobs Field yesterday... and in fact got 4+ innings of play in, before conditions deteriorated to the point that they had to call the game.
Here was the game situation... Cleveland was up 4-0 on Seattle, and starter Paul Byrd was throwing a no-hitter and had the count at 1-2 with 2 outs in the 5th. One more strike and the game would have been official... and a no-hitter, although an abbreviated one, would have counted in the record book!
Cleveland has cancelled today's games, as have the Buffalo Bisons. And it's not just us being affected... Rochester, Erie and Akron have yet to begin their seasons. More of the same tomorrow - sub freezing temperatures. Best bet for baseball here is Tuesday; it's supposed to hit 41 for a high.
The grounds crew is trying to get the field ready for play.
Pitcher Paul Byrd is doing his stuff as the snow flies.
With 4 2/3 innings completed, Tribe Manager Eric Wedge pleads for play to continue.
Photos from the Cleveland Plain Dealer