Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Philadelphia and Vermont got deluged; Manhattan got rained on a little. Hurricane Irene was big enough and changeable enough to have been terrifying and deadly in some places, and boring in others. How did it all affect American sports and recreation?

Hurricane Irene was bad for golf in New Jersey. (AP photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene made surfing exciting in New Jersey (but fatal in Florida). (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was bad for baseball in Philadelphia, but Bryan Petersen was willing to help out. (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was bad for volleyball in the Hamptons. (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was good for street football on Broadway (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was bad for tennis practice in Flushing. (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was bad for golf at Bethpage in New York. (Getty photo)

Hurricane Irene's Path Of Destruction And Inconvenience, All-Sports Edition

Hurricane Irene was bad for mini golf in North Carolina. (AP photo)