Fog is an interesting phenomenon. A collection of water droplets suspended near the ground, the weather condition is comparable to a low-lying stratus cloud. The spooky sight caused quite a scene at not one but two Major League ballparks Monday night in Chicago.
First, the Reds-Cubs contest at Wrigley Field looked more like the infamous "Fog Bowl", a divisional playoff game between the Eagles and Bears at Soldier Field on December 31, 1988. Visibility was so bad that day players complained they could not see the sidelines or first-down markers. Cubs announcer Len Kasper had a similar issue during the first inning on the North Side. When Jay Bruce flied out to Alfonso Soriano to end the top of the first, Kasper quipped to broadcast partner Jim Deshaies, "If he caught it, I wouldn't know!" Cincinnati won 6-2.
The situation was just as dire on the South Side for the Blue Jays-White Sox game. When fog rolled in off Lake Michigan at U.S. Cellular Field during the third inning, umpires stopped play for an hour and 10 minutes. Adam Dunn hit two home runs in Chicago's eventual 10-6 victory over Toronto.
In golf news, Sergio Garcia spotted Tiger Woods on the practice range at Merion Golf Club in preparation of this week's U.S. Open. The pair shook hands, hopefully putting their public spat to bed once and for all.
And in the NBA, the Memphis Grizzlies have ended contract negotiations with Lionel Hollins. The now former head coach guided the team to the Western Conference finals for the first time in franchise history.
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