Tuesday, June 17, 2008
UEFA Dishing Cash to Replace Soaked Pitch
First of all, the Reuters photo above is one of the best sports-weather photos I’ve seen in a while. As for the story behind the super cool pic, UEFA is shelling out cash to replace the pitch at Basel’s St. Jakob-Park following heavy rain Wednesday during Switzerland’s win over Turkey in the first week of Euro 2008 and ahead of Portugal’s quarterfinal match there Thursday. (Man, that was a long sentence.) The park will host another quarterfinal match and a semifinal. I could really get into this tournament if I didn’t have to be at work when the matches were being played. Stupid job… always interfering with my fun.