The end is in sight
It’s happening...warmer weather and baseball are showing up on the same weekend. Our Minnesota Twins are beginning the 2020 season in spring training at Fort Myers basking in beautiful Florida
sunshine. (The Twins thumped the University of Minnesota Golden Gophers 16-0 in the ﬁrst ofﬁcial game of spring training. They then edged the Pittsburgh Pirates on Saturday, and Sunday they took on Toronto’s Blue Jays with the score tied 5-5 going into the bottom of the ninth inning and the ﬁnal out came when a man of second was thrown out trying to steal third.) That’s no way to end a baseball game – a tie is a terrible was of baseball!
I’m not the sports guy, so I’ll leave that to the profes- sional. But, with the break in the cold snap and base- ball, we have deﬁnitely turned the corner on winter.
Yes, we will have more cold snaps roll through the county. Yes, we’ll have more snow, but the end is in sight. That’s the whole point.
As I jot down my thoughts, I’m watching golf. The PGA is in Mexico under the warm sunshine that seems to be heading our way. It’s green, you know with plush grass fairways and greens. Even the rough areas are
a beautiful shade of green. (The only white in sight is the edge of the cups and the sand traps.)
This is the last full week of February. By Minnesota standards it’s not been bad. We had a sub-zero stint last week and a few others back in January, but noth- ing to moan about.
Snow banks are receding and the driveway’s clear of ice and snow. As the banks along the driveway retreat, the brown dormant grass is exposed. I have to get a lawnmower before it all turns green. (I’m hoping that this spring and summer are not a repeat of last year when our region of the state was hit with heavy rains.)
According to Kasson Mayor Chris McKern, last summer we were the third wettest city in the nation, just behind the front runner New Orleans, La., and Jacksonville, Fla.
Uffda! That’s a lot of rain! Let’s hope for the best.
If we have good weather this spring and summer, we can anticipate making more Twins games, a few rounds of golf and at lot of barbecues with family and friends.