The tree.
The tree. Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office

Which do you like better, trees or baseball? It’s a pretty tough question—some might even say too tough. But Queen Anne’s High School in Centreville, Maryland was forced into the choice over the weekend, when someone planted a sapling smack in the middle of the baseball field, near the pitcher’s mound.

According to the Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office, “Someone had planted a tree in front of the pitcher’s mound and had scratched in the dirt on the mound ‘Earth Day 2017.’” They suspect a “senior prank.”

Earth Day 2017!
Earth Day 2017! Queen Anne’s County Sheriff’s Office

“The field has been repaired,” writes WMAR—a euphemism, we assume, for “the tree has been removed.” Baseball wins again.

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