On Monday, we brought you the story of a group of innovative groundskeepers at the Little League Senior League World Series in Bangor, Maine. Facing a possible cancelation because of heavy fog, the groundskeepers were able to keep things going by cruising through the outfield on riding lawnmowers and dirt aerators while trailing large umbrellas, sweeping the fog out of the stadium.
The video you see here and below did a good job of depicting the rather unique method for keeping the game on schedule. Yet the closeup photo above, provided by Maine photographer Monty Rand, shows David Utterback, the athletic director at Brewer High School, tooling around the outfield with the biggest umbrella he could find, all in an attempt to clear the fog.
It’s incredible that the tactic worked. It’s also incredible that Rand was able to get this shot, and others, of the outfield cruise through. Here’s hoping this isn’t the last time we see the umbrellas come out in the outfield to get rid of some soupy fog.