SIDELINE OBSERVATIONS: Winter no time for outdoor sports

Published: Tuesday, January 7, 2014 at 03:02 PM.

By nature, I enjoy cold weather. While my coworkers bundle up at the thought of a 45-degree day, I walk around in a short-sleeve shirt basking in brisk winds that bring me to life.

Only when temperatures dip below 35 do I consider things to be cooling down. And, even I have to admit, a windy 25 or 30 degrees here in Okaloosa County at least feels cold.

We will have plenty of those cold days the next couple of months, and some of the cold will linger into mid-March and perhaps as long as early April.

As much as I enjoy the cooler weather, it can become a problem this time of year.

Soccer season continues into February. As the soccer season wraps up, softball, baseball, tennis and track will get started.

The first day for softball practice was Monday. Baseball practice starts next Monday. Softball preseason games can be played beginning Jan. 27, and regular-season games start Feb. 3.

Baseball teams can play preseason games Feb. 3 and start the regular season Feb. 10.

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