Cold snap puts chill on spring training for Toronto Blue Jays in Florida. Sorry Grist, not a 'record low,' just a normal cold snap
"Over the past week, temperatures have dropped below 10C at the Blue Jays’ spring training home, with high winds making it feel even colder."
“This is Florida?” asked incredulous reliever Steve Delabar as he stepped out against the chilly Dunedin breeze. Over the past week, temperatures have dropped below 10C at the Blue Jays’ spring training home, with high winds making it feel even colder.
Sunday’s 6C [42.8F] low was the second-coldest temperature in the area since 1999; Wednesday’s low was 7C. The normal low for this time of year is around 15C. “You bundle up and you get your work in and you hope that you don’t have to be out there too long on a cold day like today,” Delabar said.
Meanwhile, last month in Arizona, some Cactus League teams were snowed out after a freak storm. The Arizona Diamondbacks and Colorado Rockies had to cancel practice altogether.
Weather experts say it’s just a little cold snap, not a record-low by any means.
“I don’t know, man,” said Ricky Romero, who was wearing multiple layers as he returned to the warm clubhouse after Wednesday morning’s workout. “It’s never felt this cold here.”