As for the weather that would be about right if you were in England, it can never make up its mind.
The running joke here is: "if you don't like the weather, wait 5 minutes"
Yeah, people can have some pretty strange looks on their faces. I remember a thread from a year or two ago entitles "sports faces" - pretty humorous.
As for the play at the plate, the coach from the green team was a bit riled up that the player didn't slide (I'm too lazy to make a copy without my watermark on it):