Iowamom23 posted:

Iowa starts Feb. 14 in Florida. Weekend of Feb. 21 in California. Then to Minnesota Feb. 28 to play in the dome. First home games sometime in March and I have my thermal sleeping bag ready to roll!! 

 About ten years ago I went to watch Georgie Tech play a doubleheader at Boston College in March. It was sunny and 28. Fortunately there wasn’t any wind. I don’t know why I stayed for most of two games. 

That week someone asked me if the Georgia people were cold. Playing baseball in 28 degrees everyone is cold. It wasn’t bad moving around rather than sitting in a seat.

One benefit of Boston College’s old, mediocre baseball facility was a three level parking garage overlooked the baseball field. In bad weather your car could be a heated luxury box if you get there early enough to park facing the field.  

I remember a high school game in PA my son played in that was so overcast, windy and cold parents were running poles between innings.

Son starts on February 14th at home then in Texas next weekend.  He is fully recovered from broke ankle in November.  Throws bullpen today with batter in and then in scrimmage this weekend.  Will get to start hitting again next week.  Has been a learning process but a good one.  it is amazing to see how the coaches, staff, trainers, and doctors have worked with him to get well on their timeframe, not his. 

RJM posted:
Iowamom23 posted:

Iowa starts Feb. 14 in Florida. Weekend of Feb. 21 in California. Then to Minnesota Feb. 28 to play in the dome. First home games sometime in March and I have my thermal sleeping bag ready to roll!! 

I remember a high school game in PA my son played in that was so overcast, windy and cold parents were running poles between innings.

My son's USSSA team had a mom that made us do that. One game son started doing a kind of weird dance on third--he said after the game that the coaches gave the kids hand warmers to put in their back pockets while in the field. His was burning his butt. :-)

Iowamom23 posted:

Iowa starts Feb. 14 in Florida. Weekend of Feb. 21 in California. Then to Minnesota Feb. 28 to play in the dome. First home games sometime in March and I have my thermal sleeping bag ready to roll!! 

Last year we were supposed to play them in dome but Final 4 messed that up and they came to Dallas.  Our family is in Nebraska and MN so would have been fun. Heard it’s pretty crazy

Son played in his first college game, and did well. Very exciting for him, and for us to watch it happen. It's too far for us to attend most games, but at least we've figured out how to connect the live video feed to our t.v. so we can see the games pretty well. And, we had a great phone call with him after the game.

For those starting soon. May I advise getting a Coleman Catalytic Heater. We sould take a blanket put it between our seats, drape the Blanket over bothe of us. 

Make sure to keep the blanket off the heater. Just brushing against it can cause it to Melt. 

When our son Graduated we passed it down to one of the new freshmans parents. Kept us reasonable warm Works really well in a stadium Drape the blanket over the seat in front of you kept the lower body really warm. 

They have newer version, here is what we used. 

https://www.rei.com/product/79...cat-catalytic-heater

Today is first game of season for son. They're in Florida where it's 92, we're in Iowa, where it's 9. Poor planning on our part, particularly in light of the fact that son is slated to have his first weekend start Sunday. 

A couple of funnies to kick off the season for our family.

Son texted me last week — "according to a news story I read, it sounds like I will be starting first Sunday game." Coaches hadn't mentioned it yet.

His sister then texted him, asking when he would pitch — Sunday, he said.

What time? she asked.

His replay — "When the game starts."

 

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