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Much better now, though

Yes, I did just reference Caddyshack. Afternoon has hit in the tri-state area and even though it’s not exactly sunny Tampa, Fla., I just walked outside in short sleeves and didn’t want to race back to a controlled environment. My advice, pack a jacket if you’re heading to the Bronx, but it looks like we’re going to have some baseball tonight.

As troublesome as yesterday was, I did learn something new about Yankee Stadium. Brian Cashman said that the team keeps a radar station in the building to watch those giant green blobs fly around the New York City region. Of course, it didn’t help much, since apparently the radar showed a promising forecast even while the Stadium turf was being pelted.

“It had more to do with having all these people in the house,” Cashman said. “You try to get it in, but do you want to put people through what they went through (Monday)? It’s not easy. It’s not popular. It’s an outdoor arena. Weather is part of the process. You don’t want them to have to go through that.”

Cashman said that the outfield would have been slick if they’d played yesterday, but the game was postponed more for the forecast. In any event, there’s been some light drizzle today but that outfield drains with the best of them.

By the way, never let it be said we at Bombers Beat are afraid to share the spotlight. Jack Curry’s blog and article today in The New York Times about riding to the game with Joe Girardi made for a very entertaining read this morning. And happy April Fool’s Day. We were going to fire off something to celebrate but Peter Abraham has beat us to it.

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