Well that was the strangest Cubs home opener that I can remember. We booked the time off work to watch the big game only to realize that the game was being delayed by an hour. No big deal, Mary Beth went out for a few groceries and we’d be set.
She sent me a text to say that she read that the snow was too much and they’d cancel the game until today. Here’s the kicker;
The White Sox played. What?
“On the way out [to the ballpark], I had no idea if I was going to the Cubs Convention or Opening Day, so I think it was the right thing to do,” Chicago manager Joe Maddon said of the postponement. “I woke up and saw everything going on, and you look at the [weather] map and you look at Tuesday being an open day and a much better forecast and I thought it would be a prudent thing and we did it.”
Of course today would be a much better day. The day we have to go back to work. I’m not mad, just frustrated.
“I’m glad it was them and not me,” said Bossard (The Sodfather), who communicated with Spillman throughout Monday morning. “Justin Spillman is one of the better young groundskeepers in baseball and used the water procedure too. But if you have more than two inches of snow, you’re not going to be able to do it. They made the right call. They had more snow.”
It’s an 11 mile difference, right?
“What snow? We’re from Chicago, where the hell is the snow?” Cubs fan Anita Lopez said. “If the South Side can play ball, the North Side should play ball; there’s no crying in baseball.”
Hey, we had our Opening Day celebration despite watching a White Sox game.
Anyways, today is the Cubs Home Opener, Anthony Rizzo is on the disabled list and I’ll miss it all.