GRANADA HILLS ( — The rainy weather expected in Southern California has halted Opening Day for the North Valley Youth Baseball League in Granada Hills.

Kristian Urbina, 10, told CBS2’s Jeff Nguyen that he had been preparing for Saturday’s opening.

“I practice so hard because I want to be a Major League Baseball player when I grow up,” he said.

Parent Susy Fernandez was also excited about Opening Day.

“Last weekend, people came in, cleaned up and got the field ready,” she said.

League President Jeff Murphy, however, said that there was no way getting around canceling the game.

“If it rains Friday, our fields are muddy. You’ll be playing…deep in mud. It’s a safety issue,” he said.

Aside from playing baseball, kids like Robbie Gallardo were looking forward to a planned carnival, which included food vendors, bands and jumpers.

“I want to go in the jumper and jump high,” Gallardo said.

Opening Day was rescheduled for next weekend.

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