As forecast, it's raining in Arizona, where the water never drains from roadways and people drive into gulches and are never heard from again.
The Seattle Mariners, meanwhile, are adjusting.
Instead of full workouts and team stretching - imagine starting your day by lying in wet grass to loosen up those hammies! - the Mariners are doing only essential work.
Pitchers scheduled to throw bullpen sessions at 11:30 a.m. warmed up early and did their pitching an hour early, while the rain was merely sprinkling. It's supposed to get heavier as the day wears on, and could last through Monday.
Fans waiting near the team parking lot have run for cover and security guards are wearing what appears to be Saran-wrap over their windbreakers.
Yes, it's nasty weather: cool, windy, wet. In other words, a typical Northwest winter day. Down here, however, it is never supposed to rain. When it does, the locals go insane.
The Mariners will get their work in and leave early today. All around the area, however, people are looking toward the sky and weeping.