Doughnuts and sports do not mix
Not the fried dough kind — they go great with coffee when you have to get up at 5 a.m. for a wrestling meet.
A few minutes of someone’s fun driving doughnuts in the snow will cause sports fields in two Tacoma parks to be out of commission for the year, officials said today. Arrangements for the hundreds of displaced baseball, soccer and football players are still being discussed.
Merrymakers used the snowfall after December’s winter storm as an excuse to drive around the fields at Stewart Heights and Portland Avenue parks, where improvements were under way and the turf had not yet reestablished itself.
“We certainly can’t replant until spring,” said Doug Fraser, design and construction manager for Metro Parks Tacoma. “It typically takes two growing seasons for it to be well-rooted. Where we’d hoped we could have been playing on them by late summer, it’s unlikely we’ll get on them at all in 2009.”
To get onto the Portland Avenue field the vandals had to dismantle a 6-foot construction fence, he said.
What happened to the good old days of just picking on the lawn of a grouchy neighbor?