Desperately seeking some global warming in New York City for Mets opening day
3/31/14, "Welcome to Mets SnOpening Day, CDerespina, Newsday twitter pic, Lake Ronkonkoma, NY. via newsday.com
3/31/14, "Rain and snow dampen Nats-Mets opening day," Washington Post, James Wagner
The tarp is off the field at Citi Field and the grounds crew is preparing the field for what appears to be an on-time start. The rain and snow, which wasn’t sticking, has stopped. The forecast still isn’t calling for any further precipitation around first pitch, but it will still be cold. It is 39 degrees now and a predicted 43 by game time
UPDATE, 9:55 a.m.: First pitch is more than three hours away, but the weather in New York is bleak this morning. The tarp is on the field while a combination of rain and snowflakes fall. The little bit of snow, however, isn’t sticking. The forecast calls for it to clear up by first pitch at 1:10 p.m. By 2 p.m., the temperatures are expected to rise to 52 degrees. Based on the weather along this morning, it doesn’t quite feel like opening day yet."...image from Washington Post
3/31/14, "Snowpening Day: The Scourge of Winter Encroaches on the Boys of Summer," Breitbart, Daniel J. Flynn
"The Mets opened the season at Citi Field today against the Washington Nationals. Snow opened the day in New York City. Is freezing anyway to play America's pastime?
Thankfully, the only white sticking on the Queens field was the tarp protecting the infield from snow, sleet, and rain. So, the game went off, if not as planned, at least on time."...
final in 10 innings, 9-7, Washington Nationals over Mets
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