Hampton High School was supposed to host a couple of WPIAL softball playoff games today. But the field wasn’t even fit for dogs!
I had gone out to catch the 3-6 matchup, Franklin Regional vs. Mt. Lebanon. In the process, I learned two things.
1. Hampton High School has not had a day this quiet since the dinosaurs died.
2. Hampton is home of the “Talbots.” This does not mean that it has a ladies’ clothing store, it actually means the mascot is a cool dog. When I was in high school marching band, we went to an away game at Hampton where they had the word “TALBOTS” arranged in blue and gold plywood letters on a hillside. We, the students of Franklin Regional, then took it upon ourselves to arrange the letters to say: “BLOATS.” Now that I know ”Talbots” meant a dog, I feel bad about the decision.
So, what does this mean? Where does this get us? Why are we starting Rainout Mondays during playoffs week?
The FR/Mt. Lebo game has been rescheduled for Wednesday. But I really think it’s time we invented an alternative sport. Because, today, the sky wasn’t raining. The ground was just full of old rain. So, it is at this time that I propose “ground drying” as a varsity sport. Every softball or baseball team must attend with their ground drying team. The g-d team that gets their field half dry first wins the match. Ground drying will be an intense sport that combines engineering with manual labor. Following a g-d match, the originally scheduled softball game can happen!
But, enough of my wild dreams. Check back tomorrow, in hopes that a game has happened.
Cara De Carlo is fed up with all the rain…