Photo of the Day: Digging through the snow for home plate
Fact: Ballparks look pretty beautiful covered in snow.
But after the majestic photos comes digging out. Alas, we're not sure how effective using a baseball bat would be -- as demonstrated by former Brooklyn Dodgers president Branch Rickey trying to dig his way to home plate at the team's Spring Training camp in upstate New York. (Ballpark toboggans, though, are definitely an effective means of transportation.)
Thankfully, grounds crews are a little more prepared nowadays.