Baseball evokes memories of spring and summer, of blue skies and bright sun, of sunglasses and sunscreen and hot days spent at the ballpark. But it’s easy to forget that the start of the baseball season is closer to winter than it is to summer, so the weather doesn’t always cooperate at the beginning of the season.
The New York Yankees have their home opener scheduled for Monday, or they had it scheduled for Monday. New York woke up with snow falling from the sky and several inches of it already on the ground, so the Yankees had no choice but to postpone the game.
No baseball, especially this early in the season, is disappointing. But the pictures and videos from Yankee Stadium are pretty wild. How often do you see a baseball field covered in snow in April?
— Erik Boland (@eboland11) April 2, 2018
— NY Daily News Sports (@NYDNSports) April 2, 2018
A live look at Yankee Stadium, where snow continues to fall. As much as four inches on the ground. pic.twitter.com/H1jI4xVO3N
— Leif Skodnick (@LeifSkodnick) April 2, 2018
— New York Post Sports (@nypostsports) April 2, 2018
Baseball anyone? A peek inside Yankees Stadium on this snowy Opening Day @Yankees @gilsimmons @FredCampagna @StormFurey sure hope it’s different forecast for game time. #PlayBall #WTNHweather pic.twitter.com/BVKRM78tl5
— Anne Craig (@AnneCraig8) April 2, 2018
The Yankees are supposed to play their home opener today, but … pic.twitter.com/n2P6vfId5T
— CBS Sports MLB (@CBSSportsMLB) April 2, 2018
Yankee Stadium is looking snowy! They're supposed to play their home opener against Tampa Bay – it may be a snowy game. pic.twitter.com/zc1zJaMmVS
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) April 2, 2018
Yup, that looks like perfect baseball weather. If you’re a baseball-playing penguin. Which is something a lot of people would probably pay to see.
Yankees fans will have to wait just one more day for the official debut of Giancarlo Stanton at Yankee Stadium. The team has already announced that the game has been rescheduled for 4pm on Tuesday. The weather report for Tuesday and Wednesday is full of rain, but at least that’s better than snow.
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