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Postponed by rain: Pirates at Cubs

16 August 2009 No Comment

With our season tickets in hand, the Ultimate Sports Wife and I waited in our house for three hours and 15 minutes before the game between the Cubs and Pirates was finally postponed due to rain. As I have written before, the Cubs new day-of-game ticket policy is not friendly when it rains since one must enter Wrigley Field as soon as they purchase a ticket.

If it is raining, I would recommend buying a ticket from a scalper or a fan on the street if possible. That way you do not need to wait inside Wrigley Field for the entire delay.

The rain started just minutes before the scheduled 1:20 pm first pitch between the Cubs and Pirates which meant the umpires would not start the game in rain, but may have played through if the game had started.

Based on the interruption of the Cubs schedule this season, this must be one of the rainiest seasons in recent years. Not to mention numerous rain delays and two games called before nine innings (May 13 and May 26), this was the fourth game I have attended this season that was postponed by rain. The other three also occurred at Wrigley Field on April 19, May 15 and June 16.

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