Thursday, February 28, 2013

HI NOTES: Lots of Snow, Is It a Go?

Snow.  Lots of snow at Taylor Stadium.  The video and articles below talk about the effort to clear the playing field.  But that's only part of the task.

What about the stands?  The seats, walkways, seating area floors, stairways, concourse sidewalks...   Wet metal flooring in the grandstands with a game time temperature of 32-and-falling is not a recipe for safety.

So ... lots of work before baseball can be played.

What about you?  If they go ahead and play Friday at 6:00 PM on a day when the high was 32 -- will you be there?

Apparently, though, there are other plans being discussed.

Missouri baseball players shovel to save home opener (Columbia Missourian - with photos)
Without the financial resources to move the game to a neutral site, Jamieson said playing in Columbia is the most practical option. He said he anticipates that his team can have the field cleared by Friday at the earliest, making the most realistic start date for a mini-series Sunday, with a second game Monday. Northwestern’s academic calendar will likely squash that plan.
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Acknowledging that the odds for a series with Northwestern this weekend look bleak, Jamieson said he and his staff might try to find another opponent willing to play Sunday and Monday. The Tigers have games against Eastern Michigan scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday.

Diamond Dusting (Columbia Tribune)

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