Friday, July 14, 2006

Rain in Maine Doesn't Stop Game

When you're 15, a little rain isn't going to stop you and your buddies from finishing the game. Heck, a torrential downpour falling from thundering skies and near-tornadic conditions most likely won't get you inside unless your mom braves the weather and pulls you inside by your shirt collar. Good luck facing your buddies again if that happens. Well, a little rain, ok, a downpour as you can see in the photo at left, didn't stop these 15-year-olds in Worcester, Maine, from completing the first game of a Babe Ruth tournament regional championship Wednesday. According to this story in the Thursday Worcester Telegram & Gazette, the game was stopped twice, once in the second inning because of lightening and again in the third when rain drenched the field. The grounds crew, according to the article, quickly repaired the pitcher's mound after the second delay and the game resumed. No word on how many worried moms had to be restrained from entering the field as the rains fell.

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