Pat Shingleton’s column for Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013

WBRZ, Channel 2, originated “Baseball at the Box” four years ago on Friday evenings and introduced another season of Tiger baseball last night. The 6 p.m. temperature was 59 degrees. If your weekend plans include a trip to Alex Box, your first-pitch temperature this afternoon will be a chilly 53 degrees. My high school years found basketball season ending in February followed by baseball practices in the gymnasium due to the wintry weather. Our assistant news director, Kevin Fries, and I were comparing some baseball stories, as he grew up in Louisville. A fast pitch connecting to a cold Hillerich and Bradsby bat or a Louisville Slugger sent a sting through your digits. We called it “bat-sting.” Kevin referred to the sensation as “Bees in the Bat.”

Fastcast: A chiller

ADDITIONAL WEATHER INFORMATION:

TODAY: Brrrr… (Partly Cloudy Icon) 53/36

SUNDAY: Nippy (Sunny Icon) 61/47

MONDAY: Wet (Rain Icon) 70/56

TUESDAY; Clearing (Sunny Icon) 66/41

WEDNESDAY: Returning Rain (Scattered Showers Icon) 67/52

THURSDAY: Warmer (Partly Cloudy Icon) 72/55