The Detroit Tigers acquired left-hander David Price in a three-way trade with the Seattle Mariners and the Tampa Bay Rays. The Mariners received outfielder Austin Jackson in the deal, and the Rays picked up left-hander Drew Smyly, utility player Nick Franklin and minor league infielder Willy Adames. (Kim Klement, USA Today Sports /July 30, 2014)
Isn’t this supposed to be South Florida? The temperature at the Ed Smith Stadium Complex on Monday morning was 36 degrees, which apparently is not far from being a record low for this time of year.
Not expecting much sympathy from the great white Mid-Atlantic area, but there’s a reason why people come down here this time of year and it’s not to strike the layered look on Siesta Beach. Temperatures are expected to rise throughout the week and eventually reach my preferred personal comfort level, at which time all will again be right with the world.
In the meantime, it’s fair to continue to debate whether these unusually low temperatures are the result of global warming, er, climate change or just the natural fluctuations that occur from year to year. I’ll go with the natural fluctuation theory, since I’ve seen cold snaps like this down here several times over my 34 spring trainings.
We've upgraded our reader commenting system. Learn more
about the new features.
The Baltimore Sun encourages civil dialogue related to our stories; you must register and log-in to our site in order to participate. We reserve the right to remove any user and to delete comments that violate our Terms of Service
. By commenting, you agree to these terms. Please flag inappropriate comments.