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March 31, 2008 at 11:54 AM

Worst spring sport in the c-c-c-cold?

The cold and snow over the past week got me wondering, which spring sport is the worst to play in frigid conditions?

Obviously, snow forced the cancellation of some events. You can’t really golf or play tennis in blizzard conditions. In track and field, the pole vault competition often is called off due to wet and/or windy weather. I saw where some hurdle races were scratched over the weekend, too. That’s a bit more unusual.

For the most part, soccer and track & field endure neaerly any condition (barring lightning). Over the years, I ofen have felt sorry for kids running around in shorts on cold, wet nights. But this spring is about the worst I can remember. I can barely imagine just sitting and watching all bundled up, even, coffee or hot chocolate in hand, let alone being out there trying to compete.

The sting of an aluminum bat smacking a baseball or softball has to be extra intense. Ouch!

So, tell us, which spring sports do you think are most adversely affected by the c-c-c-cold?

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