With the postponement of several baseball games on Saturday (resulting in a fabulous Sunday of double headers!) and the tornado warnings in St. Louis last night (prompting some to second-guess whether the nationally televised Cardinals-Cubs game should have started at all), it seems like it’s time for a quick post on baseball and the weather. In fact, just last week the National Weather Service observed National Lightning Awareness Safety Week.
So, here’s a brief rundown of recent articles on the relationship among baseball, weather, and sociology:
- Recently, the Washington Post clued us in to “How the Nationals make high-pressure weather decisions.”
- Over the weekend, a storm flooded Homer Stryker Field, home of the Kalamazoo Growlers.
- A week ago, after Scherzer’s no-hitter, Nats Park was flooded in a few places, including the clubhouse tunnel.
Last Tuesday, several teams experienced amazing colors in the sky as storms approached or departed the local area, including: Chicago, Washington (check out the cool pic by none other than Bryce Harper), Boston, and Bowie (see the Baysox photo to the right).
- In April, USA Today, reported that “Mike Trout also is baseball’s best meteorologist.”
- Even stadiums with roofs, like Minute Maid Park, haven’t been safe from the rain this year.
- And if you need to a quick weather update for any stadium, DailyBaseballData.com has you covered, as does AccuWeather!
Hopefully there are no rain-outs in your future!