-- by Eric Kraushar (column)
What a difference two weeks can make.
Chaska Public Works had initially opened the flood gates to downtown Chaska’s Athletic Park on March 23, to prevent major damage from the overflow waters of the Minnesota River.
However, water was pumped out beginning late last week, and by April 8 it looked like a ballpark again.
The sound of baseball could be heard by the final week of April. This week’s weather could change that, so it’s wait-and-see right now.
“Thank you city of Chaska for all your work with this. Amazing difference down at Athletic Park!” Chaska High School Activities Director Jon Summer said on Twitter.
Chaska High School baseball coach Craig Baumann echoed those sentiments, commending the city staff for its hard work and dedication to the park, and giving the teams a chance to play there this year.
“We’ve done whatever we can to have a great hand-in-hand working relationship with the city. The work they do at the park, it’s just tremendous, and I know all of the boys that play on it appreciate it as well,” Baumann said.