News

White Sox could be playing on frozen fields

White Sox could be playing on frozen fields

FROZEN FIELDS: Chicago White Sox right fielder Avisail Garcia can't catch up to a double by Oakland Athletics' Daric Barton in the second inning of a spring exhibition baseball game Tuesday, March 18, in Glendale, Ariz. Photo: Reuters/Mark Duncan

CHICAGO (AP) — Opening day is less than two weeks away — but home field for the Chicago White Sox is still in a deep freeze.

Sox groundskeeper Roger Bossard says he’s never seen anything like it in 30 years.

Snow is easy enough to deal with. But Bossard says the problem is the permafrost that goes down 30 inches.

He’s got blowers pumping hot air under traps to thaw the field.

The lingering winter is a problem for ballparks in much of the country.

But the Minnesota Twins are catching a bit of a break. Their home opener isn’t until April 7.

Recent Headlines

in Sports

26.2 miles, 28,000 bananas: Boston Marathon by the numbers

11-overlay7

More than 30,000 runners and nearly $1 million in prize money. Here's the iconic race by the numbers.

in National, World

6 Minnesota men charged with conspiring to support Islamic State

islamicstate

They were arrested as part of a yearlong FBI investigation into people trying to travel to Syria to join Islamic State.

in Sports, Weird

Jordan or LeBron? Let’s duke it out

lebronjames

Police say an argument over whether Michael Jordan or LeBron James is a better basketball player ended in a man's arrest on assault charges.

in National, Sports

Ethiopia’s Desisa, Kenya’s Rotich winners at Boston Marathon

bostonmarathonwinners

The race goes on during a pause in the trial of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, who was convicted earlier this month of the 2013 bombing.

in Sports

Preview: NHL games of the night

13-overlay4

The Stanley Cup playoffs continue on Monday with a slate of big games.