SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Rain and baseball don't mix

Published: Tuesday, March 11, 2014 at 10:43 AM.

Devin Wimmer was on third base when Hunter Willis delivered a single to left. Wimmer would have easily scored standing up, but his teammates in the dugout yelled for him to get down and slide. Listening to his teammates, Wimmer obliged, adding another layer of mud to his already dirty uniform.

Players were seen after the game taking group photos of themselves in all their mud and grime.

I only wish I had the sale of the laundry detergent that both teams used.

When all was said and done, the Bulldogs picked up a district win and nobody was hurt. Things could have been different, though, and a player could have been seriously injured playing a game in conditions that were unplayable.

We look to the coaches and umpires to make decisions that look out for the safety of the players and preserve the game's integrity. The players were fortunate Thursday night, but the powers that had the option to shut things down seemed to fail when they let the game continue.

Randy Dickson is the Crestview News Bulletin’s sports editor. Email him at, tweet him @BigRandle, or call 682-6524.

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