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This was the scene at Knute Nelson Field last Friday as more than two feet of snow was still waiting to melt around home plate and up the first and third-base lines. Alexandria baseball coach Russ Hinrichs said he worries the field won't be playable until at least May if something drastic doesn't happen within the next couple weeks. (Eric Morken, Echo Press)

Warm weather, where are you? Spring sports on hold

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The players and coaches who basked in the sun as winter changed straight to summer last year during a time usually designated for spring are paying for it right now.

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Perhaps we should have seen this coming as Minnesotans. Seventy degree days in March? That was obviously an anomaly. But would a few straight days of low 50s in early April really be too much to ask for?

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Eric Morken
Eric Morken is the sports and outdoor editor at the Echo Press and Osakis Review newspapers in Douglas County, MN. Follow him on Twitter at echo_sports.
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