Hurricane Hermine and Damage at the Phillies Carpenter Complex 

Hurricane Hermine’s bands of rain moved onshore here this morning. While it was obvious that’s the Threshers game against the Dunedin Blue Jays in Dunedin would be cancelled, our baseball son was still required to report to Brighthouse field. 

It wasn’t too hard of a trip but Old Coachman was closed from the Complex to NE Coachman. There was a few heavy bands of rain and a few periods without rain.


I also took video driving through the area…you can watch it HERE.

Here are a few pictures of the Florida Auto Exchange Stadium where the game was to take place tonight…


Earlier today, the final game of the GCL Phillies was cancelled and it locked them in as the first place team so (weather permitting) the play off game would be held tomorrow. I sincerely doubt it will be played.

So it’s a very wet night.they have added the Clearwater area to the Tropical Storm warning area and we are also under a tornado warning tonight.  Baseball Ross and I live outside the 100 year flood plain so we should be safe.  

Hang in there baseball fans….

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Tropical Storm Colin Leaves His Mark on the Phillies’ Carpenter Complex

June 1st is the start of the “official” hurricane season. This year, it took only 6 days for the first serious storm to hit the Clearwater area. Tropical Storm Colin never got to hurricane status but there were a few serious wind gusts that topped 50mph and rain varied from “only” 5 inches to almost 9 inches in Pinellas county.

Due to the state of emergency that was declared by the governor and the horrible weather, the Threshers cancelled Monday’s game. Dropping our houseguests at the field this morning revealed the extent of the damage to the Carpenter Complex. I took a “behind the scenes” video from the private drive along the back side of Brighthouse Field looking towards Schmidt and the more severely flooded Ashburn field.You can see the video HERE.

I also took a few stills which I’ve included below:

Damage from TS Colin: Repairing the backstop screen
Damage from TS Colin: Repairing the backstop screen
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field Batters Eye Damage
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field Batters Eye Damage
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field
Damage from TS Colin: Ashburn Field

Let’s hope this is the last of the flooding and damage pictures for this hurricane season.