“God put it there, God will take it away.”


That’s how Reading Phillies head groundskeeper Dan Douglas describes his attitude toward snow, a substance that has blanketed playing fields up and down the East Coast and throughout the Midwest. Douglas certainly has earned the right to approach snow removal in such a zen-like fashion — he’s entering his 20th season as head caretaker of Reading’s FirstEnergy Stadium and readily answers to the self-explanatory nickname of “Dirt.”


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