(FOX 9) - The crack of a bat and the cheer of the crowd were signs of a warmer season ahead.
“It was the longest winter of my life and I grew up in Minnesota,” said Amy Running, who was watching baseball Sunday.
Sunday’s beautiful weather was a welcome change for some dedicated parents who attend games rain or shine.
“A week ago today, that’s what’s amazing about today. It was about 38 degrees. It was raining and we were all in winter coats and hats and seven days later, that’s why I’m wearing my t-shirt and capris,” said Running.
In downtown Excelsior, ice cream was on the menu for the many who took advantage of the sunshine.
“If they get this cool weather down south, they stay inside. Up here, it’s like the middle of summer. People just can’t wait to get out. It’s 60 degrees. It’s great,” said Tommy Drummond, an Excelsior business owner.
“It was like everybody just came out,” said Scott O’Neil, who was visiting from Denver. “There were bicycles and motorcycles and everybody makes the best of it.”
Even if the weather can’t be like this every day, Sunday made everyone believe a change is in the forecast.
“I think it’s just going to get better every day, I hope,” Drummond said.