Around the Nest returns this week after a one-week hiatus to talk about something Toronto fans rarely have to deal with: bad weather. April is not a particularly pleasant month to play outdoor baseball in northern locations such as Buffalo, Manchester, and Lansing. Games get rained out (or snowed out) and that results in doubleheaders, which are often played in miserable damp and cold weather.
I recall travelling down the road to Buffalo to catch a Bisons doubleheader in mid-April a couple years ago. Despite the fact that minor league doubleheaders are only seven innings long (each), we were at the ballpark for five-and-a-half cold hours. By the end of game two, my friend counted just 86 other fans remaining at Coca-Cola Field as we walked around the stadium to remain inside the slightly warmer beam of sunlight.
This week, join host Jesse Goldberg-Strassler, the Voice of the Lansing Lugnuts, as well as the voices of the other teams in the Blue Jays' minor league system for insights and anecdotes from a weather-addled first two weeks of the season.
Around The Nest will be live here starting at 5 pm Eastern.
As always, you can ask questions about the Bisons, Fisher Cats, the D-Jays, and Lugnuts at the comments below. Jesse will try to get through as many of them on air as possible.
My question this week is about relievers Gregory Infante and Matt West: how have they looked, beyond the pitching line? And also, do you believe in jinxes? If a pitcher is throwing a no-hitter or a perfect game, would you dare to say those words on air?