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Pat Shingleton: "Foggy Baseball..."

8 years 2 months 4 weeks ago Friday, February 26 2016 Feb 26, 2016 February 26, 2016 4:15 AM February 26, 2016 in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

Water droplets suspending in the atmosphere is fog.  Fog that hides less than six-tenths of the sky is ground fog. Years ago, Tom Kent served with the 92nd Airborne Division’s glider regiment during World War II.  His 28 months in Europe included service in Naples, Italy and Cologne, Germany until 1945.  As a Jeep driver, a weekend pass placed Tom and his buddy in Luxembourg.  The standard operating procedure for marching in fog dictates staying within three feet of another soldier, however, driving a Jeep in it changed the procedure. On one particular occasion, the fog was so thick that the return daytime trip to Cologne was compromised. To maneuver through the "pea-soup," Tom watched headlight reflections on the side of the Jeep to stay on the road. Baseball season is in "full swing, sort-a-speak," and we'll be at the new Alec Box Stadium tonight for "Baseball At The Box!."  If weather rains-out a game after five innings of play, the team with the most runs is the winner and it is recorded as an official game. Occasionally, our Sports Director Mike Cauble, who is celebrating a birthday today, and Coach Maineri, will seek guidance from our Weather Center on conditions impacting a game.  Looking back to 2009, Game 5 of the World Series was postponed because of rain. It became the first time in history that a World Series game was suspended.  The game was called after Commissioner Bud Selig received word that a rain-out was imminent.  Just 0.13 inches of rain fell that evening.

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