As Al pointed out in his game recap for July 1st, the weather at the ballpark today was, in a word bizarre. In a season of historically BAD conditions, the forecasters called for temperatures in the mid 90s with a heat index well over 100 degrees.
Fans came to the first game of the Crosstown Showdown II dressed in shorts and tees and lathered with sunscreen.
What we actually got for the first two hours of the game was something quite different. It was cloudy and cold with steady, cold winds from the southeast off the lake. Wind gusts blew debris around the field and stands. Hats and caps flew in the air.
Fans streamed below the stands to the gift shops searching for long sleeve shirts, sweatshirts, jackets- anything to cut the cold and wind. I took a number of photos. As you'll see, the clouds over the ballpark looked more like something designed by Industrial Light and Magic. And this was a DAY game.
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