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Fairbanks' Midnight Sun Baseball Game Called Because Of Darkness

DAVID GREENE, HOST:

Good morning, I'm David Greene. In Fairbanks, Alaska this time of year, it stays light almost through the night. And there's an annual baseball tradition, the Midnight Sun Game - first pitch, 10:30 p.m. It's really a celebration of the solstice and all that daylight. But this year, things got awkward. The game was called in the seventh inning for darkness. A combination of storm clouds and a briefly setting sun made it just impossible to see. Some suggest maybe install lights. Organizers say, what would be the point? It's MORNING EDITION. Transcript provided by NPR, Copyright NPR.