Published Monday, March 25, 2013 AT 2:16 PM / Updated at 5:48 PM
The waiting game for local baseball
Mike Patterson Omaha World-Herald

There’s a word to describe most of the high school baseball coaches these days — antsy.

Nearly two weeks into the season, many teams have had more postponements than games. Defending Class A champion Omaha Creighton Prep hasn’t played once.

A combination of cold, rain and snow has led to these postponements. Even Omaha Westside, which has no dirt on its artificial-turf field, has had three games postponed.

The spring sports season did start early this year (March 14) but the weather has seemed exceedingly harsh, especially when compared to last spring. The weather was mild, almost every game was played and everything was smooth sailing.

Not so much this spring, though warmer temperatures are expected later this week. Still, many of the baseball diamonds probably will be too soggy for play.

And as I look out my seventh-story window here at The World-Herald on Monday afternoon, flurries are starting to fall.

The waiting game begins again.

About Mike Patterson

Mike Patterson is a staff writer for The Omaha World-Herald and covers Nebraska high school sports. You can follow Mike on Twitter (@mpattersonOWH) or email him at