LA CROSSE, Wisconsin (WXOW)-- Spring is officially here, which means baseball season is too. However, the La Crosse Loggers' Lumberyard looks anything but ready for a game.
The entire field is still covered with snow and ice.
Last year, La Crosse Logger General Manager, Chris Goodell, said the team spent much of March preparing the field.
They were even out cutting the grass.
This year, both the field and the stands are more than 70 percent covered in snow and ice.
This week the team is going to start trying to clear snow in the stands.
They are hoping to be ready for the first game of the high school and college season which is April 8th.
"If you play spring baseball in Wisconsin, you get out there when you take advantage of it. There have been times we have shoveled and chopped up ice the week before a game, so it is certainly possible, but it is nota perfect scenario. The grass needs some time to wake up and recover just like anyone's lawn does," said Goodell.
The La Crosse Loggers say they are going to do everything possible to be ready for the high school and college games scheduled next month.
As to the Loggers' season, it starts on May 29th, so there is plenty of time to prepare.
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