Let’s make one thing clear…
….the Blue Jays/White Sox game last night was very foggy.
Following two strong starts that had Jays fans thinking he had finally turned a corner, R.A. Dickey was tagged for 10 hits and 7 earned runs and did not register a single strikeout.
Of course, the conditions were undoubtedly a factor:
Dickey went on to say that the biggest factor with dampness and fog was that his knuckleball didn't break b/c of the conditions. #Bluejays
— Arash Madani (@ArashMadani) June 11, 2013
One of the most interesting aspects of outdoor baseball is just how vulnerable the game is to weather patterns. Last night’s game – and some others around the league – were one of the strangest I’ve ever witnessed as players were playing in pea soup conditions that @theScore accurately described as being ‘Field of Dreams-esque.’
It was like an episode of Scooby Doo. With John Gibbons away at this son’s graduation, DeMarlo Hale took the managerial reigns, leaving me suspicious that ol’ man Gibbers would somehow be behind all of this. As is common in the penultimate final act of every episode, Fred and Shaggy (played by Josh Thole and Colby Rasmus) would unmask the ‘ghost’ working the fog machine, discovering it was their own skipper behind the elaborate hoax. He was right under their noses all along!
Well, one mystery Gibbons can be given partial credit for is the return of Adam Lind as the manager is using him more strategically against right-handed pitchers:
The fog is so thick I thought it said Adam Lind was hitting .331. Spooky stuff.
— Drew FFF (@DrewGROF) June 11, 2013
With the strange weather, the Twitterverse was abuzz last night, turning every Toronto Blue Jays and Chicago White Sox fans into Groucho Marx for the evening.
So let’s cut through the thick of it and list some of the fanbase’s attempts at humour from last night’s game:
— Bryan Willett (@TheBryanWillett) June 11, 2013
I haven't the foggiest notion what's going on here in Chicago. Ho ho ho.
— Andrew Stoeten (@AndrewStoeten) June 11, 2013
— South Side Sox (@SouthSideSox) June 11, 2013
What time is the #whitesox game going to start back up? I haven't the foggiest!
— Night Train Veeck (@VeeckAsInWreck) June 11, 2013
I just glanced up at my TV and thought it was Jose Reyes on the field. Turns out it was Emilio Bonifacio in the heavy fog.
— Ian Hunter (@BlueJayHunter) June 11, 2013
The Fog 2: Electric Boogaloo. RT @Wilnerness590: The fog, by the way, is rolling back in.
— Tao of Stieb (@TaoofStieb) June 11, 2013