What Caught My Eye: Raining on the field and on dreams


And so it begins…
Last week provided us with the first experience of the worst part of the spring sports season: rain. County sports teams, especially baseball and softball teams, were ready to get games number two and three of the season underway, and then Mother Nature stepped in. Now, all because the weather didn’t cooperate, these teams have to rearrange the schedules, which most certainly won’t be the last time that happens this spring, and more importantly, Mom and Dad have to shift their plans to be able to attend the game. Spring is an emotional rollercoaster for sports fans, but it’s one that we all enjoy riding because of our love of sports, love for our communities, and for those hardworking student-athletes. So, Mother Nature, you may be an inconvenience, but we will still find a sunny day to play.

Financially solid Injured List
Speaking of rollercoaster rides, the Yankees Injured List is, at this point, going to be filled with the entire roster. While some of the injuries don’t seem too long term, some seem like they could leave a lasting impact on the season. Luis Severino is still out and CC Sabathia is slowly working back to the rotation, raising concerns about pitching, and Didi Gregorius and Miguel Andujar are out for the foreseeable future, so the left side of the infield is shaky, at best. Look, things could be worse, like a lot worse, but with the potential that this team has when its healthy, these injuries really slow things down.

That was…close?
Dryden Boy’s Lacrosse has a lot of talent on the field and in the reserve players and it used every bit of that talent as it cruised past Oneonta 20-0 last week. It was, except for a chance every so often for Oneonta, a Dryden offensive clinic. Six different Lions recorded a multi-goal game, while eight total players netted goals. While the win comes as an early first victory, it certainly was the rebound the team needed after the opening loss to Whitney Point.


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