Minnesota is experiencing weather this week that most of us have never seen before. Heat to the point of being dangerous if you are not careful. Problem is with their seasons nearing an end,baseball and softball teams are playing catch up from the many rainouts. So cancelling games due to the weather is an option many coaches are not considering. But is it worth it?
There is a reason the Minnesota State High School League has impliment a rule guiding practices and contests from being played (MSHSL Guidelines>>>) I know we want our kids to toughen up but not in this kind of weather. A normal healthy athlete can sucumb to this stuff, it’s nasty, remember Viking Korey Stringer. And then lets not forget about those dedicated fans who are attending the game. Their health may be at risk as well.
I know there is no rule that says you can’t play, well maybe there is, THE COMMON SENSE RULE.
Thursday promises to be better – let the games wait – for the well-being of participants, officials and fans.