Monday, July 7, 2008

Trouble brewing

The annual Waterloo Fourth of July Festival hit a snag on its way to hosting a great event. First of all, hours of work had to be put in to get the field ready for baseball. With all the flooding due to recent rains, the park was under three and half feet of water in certain places. The old chain link fence collapsed and a temporary orange snow fence had to be erected. The field was still damp on Independence Day, but it was playable.
Between the Legion and Home Talent games at 2:00 p.m., the night's entertainment, the band Madison County, pulled their RV and equipment trailer out into right field to unload. The stage was just outside four territory on the first base side. Unfortunately, they got stuck in the still damp and mushy outfield.
The first attempt to get them out by hooking onto a tractor resulting in nothing more than exhaust and spinning wheels.

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