Sechler column: 'Sometimes it rains'
“Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose and sometimes it rains.” If you recognize that quote, than you know it’s from the movie Bull Durham. I thought about that as we watched the rain come down on Newman Field in Fargo, N.D., on Friday night.
After finally arriving to our destination for the American Legion World Series at 11 a.m. Friday, Mother Nature decided she would interfere with the festivities. Rowan really didn’t have a scheduled time, so there’s always a little waiting around to do.
As the game between Medford, Ore., and Midland, Mich., was winding to an end, the clouds began to move in. Not wanting to think the worse, I said to everyone around me, “It’s not going to rain.”
Sometimes optimism and positive thinking can blind the reality. That was the case this time.
As I looked over at Leigh Michalec’s blackberr, I saw the blob of green heading our way. The rain began to fall very gently for a short while and we thought positively again that we might get to play. Well that was a bad thought, a gust of strong wind and rain blew in moving all the fans and even players to the concourse. Shortly after, we all realized we weren’t playing this game tonight.
One of the locals said to us with just a hint of sarcasm, “Don’t you just love North Dakota weather?”
So the first day of games in Fargo results in no home runs or three up and three down innings for the Rowan County boys, but the best thing about baseball is even when you don’t play well one night, or at all in this case, there is always a game tomorrow, we hope.
Drew Sechler was an intern for the Post this summer.