Some Florida State League teams expect to resume play tonight after Tropical Storm Debby wiped out most of yesterday's schedule -- but field conditions may not be perfect.
In fact, teams will be using every minute possible to prepare fields for safe play. At Hammond Stadium, the Fort Myers Miracle scrapped plans to pay two seven-inning games tonight and will instead be playing the regularly scheduled 7 p.m. game, giving grounds crew every minute for field prep. The doubleheader originally scheduled for tonight will be played tomorrow night.
In a nice touch, the first 50 fans that enter through the gates tonight in Fort Myers will receive a Little Debbie treat.
We'll see if any other teams actually begin play. The storm is now affecting the Treasure Coast: tonight's scheduled doubleheader between the Brevard County Manatees and the Charlotte Stone Crabs at Space Coast Stadium has been postponed.
The games will be made up as part of a two single-admission doubleheaders on Tuesday, June 26 beginning at 5:05 p.m. and Wednesday, June 27 at 12:00 p.m. Brevard County and Charlotte will play two seven-inning games both days.
Image of flooded Bright House Field from last night via Twitter.
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