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Crosstown Classic Postponed by Rain

16 June 2009 No Comment

In what I believe was a first – the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox planned to play a weekday night game at Wrigley Field Tuesday night. However, with a heavy rain coming down and no letup in sight, the Cubs postponed the game 10 minutes after the scheduled first pitch.

No makeup date has been announced, but I am hoping they will play a day-night Crosstown doubleheader the weekend of June 26th, 27th or 28th when they could play an afternoon game at Wrigley Field and play a night game at U.S. Cellular Field. Precedence has been set for a Crosstown doubleheader as the New York Mets and New York Yankees have played one three times on:

1) July 8, 2000 – day game at Shea Stadium, night game at Yankee Stadium
2) June 28, 2003 – day game at Yankee Stadium, night game at Shea Stadium
3) June 27, 2008 – day game at Yankee Stadium, night game at Shea Stadium

There has been a lot of rain in Chicago this spring. I have attended two White Sox games that were re-scheduled because of rain, two Cubs rain-shortened games, and this was the third postponed game I have attended this season – tying my postponed game record of 2002 and 2003.

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