This past Thursday, parts of the Delaware Valley were hit hard by golfball-sized hail, during a rough rainstorm. I live in the Lehigh Valley and we got hit pretty hard, but not nearly as badly as Reading. Reading saw the skylight at the Berkshire Mall get destroyed by hail, countless cars have their windshields shattered and many residents sustain injuries.
This picture of a family friend’s brand-new car’s destroyed back windshield really puts the storm’s damage in perspective.
Apparently Jesse Biddle, the top arm in the Phillies’ farm system, felt the effects of the storm as well.
Jesse Biddle didn’t make start today because he was struck in the head by an ice pellet & suffered headaches following hail storm Thursday
— Mike Drago (@mldrago) May 25, 2014
Props to Drago, who does a very nice job reporting on the Fightins’ for the Reading Eagle. Hopefully Biddle, who has had a bounce-back season after a rough 2013 campaign, only misses one start, as he figures to be a piece in the Phillies rotation sometime over the next two seasons.