Joe DiMaggio said it well.
"You always get a special kick on opening day, no matter how many you go through. You look forward to it like a birthday party when you're a kid. You think something wonderful is going to happen."
Well something happened...but I wouldn't call it "wonderful."
God love Northern Nevada baseball: it snowed!
The Aces season opened Thursday night, April 5. They beat the Colorado Springs Sky Sox 5-2 in what I believe to be was the coldest game in baseball history.
By the third inning, I couldn't feel my fingers. By the sixth, I could barely click.
Here are a few photos from the frigid day. It's a feature-heavy edit but I think you'll like them.
|Joe Martinez missing Spring Training.|
|That's Levy Executive Chef, Billy Dever on the right.|
|Skipper meeting with the pitching staff.|
|Groundskeeper Eric Blanton.|
|...sang the National Anthem.|
|Unveiling of the 2011 PCL North Champion's banner.|
|Bugsy and Burly.|
|Aces take the field...|
|...the field it later snowed on.|