Time to enjoy the spring weather

It is finally warming up in Fargo

Last weekend was great. For the first time in months, it was finally responsible to wear shorts outside.

With temperatures in the high 50s and the low 60s, that means it is finally spring. So, with the weather taking a turn for the better, here are some things to do under the bright blue sky in the cool, crisp spring air.

A walk to the (ball) park

After a two-month break, Bison sports team will finally have a game in Fargo. This was supposed to be the case last week, but Newman Field was not quite cleared of snow yet, so the Bison had to head to Fort Wayne, Indiana for the weekend.

Instead, NDSU hits the diamond this weekend, but it won’t be at Newman Field. No, the ball will be rolling on the new turf field at the freshly named Tharaldson Park for a three-game series of softball against South Dakota State.

The following week, the baseball team finally returns home. The Bison are scheduled for four games in five days starting with Valley City State on Tuesday.

Break out the wiffle ball

Wiffle ball is one of the hardest sports to play in Fargo due to the wind. Trying to throw or hit into the wind is tricky.

That said, taking advantage of the wind can make the game fun. Pitching, while difficult with the gusting winds, can be hilarious. Starting the curveball 3 feet behind the batter and having it end a foot outside of the plate with a massive swing and a miss in the middle is funny.

And we here at The Spectrum do not condone intentionally hitting your friends with a pitch, however, we understand if you do.

Get on the bike

Is it officially spring until you see the first discount biker gang of freshmen on the bike share bikes? Well, they are out and about now.

The bike share system is officially back and is one of the best ways to take a quick break from homework. Get outside and enjoy the fresh air for a free 30-minute ride, just remember to put the bikes back in the rack at the end.

Realize you live in Fargo and stay inside and watch sports

It wouldn’t be April in Fargo without some snow. Looking at the forecast for the end of the week, there might be snow falling. Maybe this is one of the reasons a certain Opinion Editor doesn’t think it is a good idea to live here.

With that snow possibly coming Thursday and Friday, there are still plenty of sports to digest. The unofficial start of spring, The Masters, tees off Thursday from Augusta. It is hard to think it isn’t spring while watching Tiger Woods hit out of the lush, green rough and Jordan Spieth splash a shot into the water on No. 12.

Also, the NHL playoffs are off and running with the first-round matchups. Playoff hockey is the best of the year and is good to watch.

Along similar lines, the Frozen Four is this weekend in Buffalo. Fans of the old WCHA will be happy, as a pair of schools from the old conference are in the semifinals and none from the current Big Ten Conference. Maybe the schools who left for the Big Ten should have stayed and kept a strong conference together.

Instead, Minnesota Duluth and Denver could meet in the final Sunday night without a Gopher in sight.

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