Sunday March 17th 2019
The cloud cover this morning seemed to be very close to the ground, but climbed higher and even dissipated for a while during the day. The temperature made it into the low seventies. In the evening a couple of rain showers moved through the area.
Today’s spring training game was between the New York Yankees and the Baltimore Orioles at the Orioles winter home in Sarasota. The weather cooperated for this game. The cloudy skies and a gentle breeze made sitting in the stands as comfortable as you can get. The narrow seats and aisles don’t allow you to get really comfortable. Maybe that’s why nobody around me ever seem to stay in their seat for more than a couple of innings. Just when you think they’re gone they come back in the middle of the game action. Trying to see the field with folks standing and walking in front of you is beyond difficult.
They Yankees won the game, but they didn’t even have their regular line up present. The majority of the major league players were at another game in Clearwater against the Phillies. The Orioles started the game with mostly major league players on the field. They were down by four runs before they tried to come back. The Yankees won 5 to 3.
Tomorrow’s game is back in Port Charlotte. The Pirates are playing the Rays weather permitting. As I understand the forecast, it will be cloudy with a chance of rain.