Metrodome a beacon for baseball as winter lingers

5:40 PM, Apr 2, 2013   |    comments
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MINNEAPOLIS - A late winter has forced high school baseball teams to schedule games at all hours of the day at the Metrodome.

Too cold, wet and snowy to play outside, the unseasonably cool weather is pushing teams inside.

"It's a lot of fun. I remember the first time I played here and I was like, 'We actually get to play here,'" smiled Lake Crystal High School Senior Jordan Nelson.

Lake Crystal and Maple River are just two of dozens of teams who have taken baseball back inside this spring. While high school fields are frozen, teams plop down a few bucks to guarantee a game with the first pitch happening throughout the day.

Recently, a high school team from Wisconsin played in the middle of the night at 3 a.m.

Like a jewel in the land of a seemingly eternal winter, it's the Metrodome's turn to shine.

"I can't wait to get outside though. It's so much fun to practice outside," said Nelson.

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