Monday, September 24, 2018

Cold, Then Wet, Then Humid—What Boston Weather Has In Store For Orioles

Thanks to the keen eye of the WBZ meteorology department, it appears that the hapless Orioles will not only have to match up with the MLB's best team over the next three days—they will also face three distinct seasons of weather. Hey, welcome to New England, you Marylanders! Tonight, Fenway Park will feel like it's a raw, chilly early April day (52 degrees). On Tuesday, the Birds will likely see drenching rain (63 degrees). Then, on their final day in Boston, it will be hot, humid and Summer-like (76 degrees). Those of us who have lived around here all of our lives, take this version of "climate change" in stride—hey, it's part of the reason we love it here. You know, "Don't like the weather—wait a minute?". Aside from the weather, the real issue is whether always feisty Baltimore skipper Buck Showalter will be managing his last games at America's Most Beloved Ballpark. He's always had that vindictive "edge" against The Carmine Hose—but it, in our view, he's one of the best field generals ever in the game. If this really is his 'swan song', we will miss him.