Rain delay at Angels’ camp is nothing for Buffalo native Steve Geltz.

Steve Geltz

After a light overnight snowfall, the forecast calls for a high temperature of 24 degrees Fahrenheit tomorrow in Buffalo, New York, and a low of 17. This information isn’t relevant to the Angels, though it will be posted on an 8.5-by-11-inch paper on the clubhouse wall tomorrow morning.

It’s a practical joke, one that rookie pitcher Steve Geltz must oblige every day. Geltz is from Buffalo. Manager Mike Scioscia discovered this while assigning hazing rituals earlier this week.

“He asked me where I was from,” Geltz recalled. “He said, ‘what’s it like there?’ I said cold.”

And so the idea of Geltz researching the daily forecast for Buffalo was born.

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