Monday, April 9, 2018

EXTRA: Snow falls on Chicago – Sox play anyway, while Cubs snooze

So much for the dual day games by both the Chicago Cubs and Chicago White Sox played Monday.
The ONLY first pitch Monday afternoon, as I viewed it on television. No, I wasn't up to braving the 35-degree temperatures or the snowfall. Photograph by Gregory Tejeda
It seems the Monday morning snow caused the Cubs to reschedule Monday’s game for Tuesday. Monday was supposed to be the Cubs’ home opener for 2018. But the Cubs tried to make things a little cutesy , with photographs of ballplayers throwing snowballs and taking "selfies" of themselves on the slushy Wrigley Field turf

AS FOR THE White Sox, they were the team that rescheduled their night game Monday to a day game, figuring it would be a little less cold for the fans.

But as groundskeeper Roger Bossard said prior to the ballgame, he figured out a way to use lawnmowers as makeshift snowblowers. Between that and turning on the hoses to spray the Guaranteed Rate Field turf with 50-degree water, the White Sox were able to melt and clear away the snow.

Making it likely that the White Sox get in their ballgame with just a little delay (about 1:30 p.m., rather than the reskedded 1:10 p.m.). Which the White Sox thought was a better option than playing two games Wednesday against the Tampa Bay Rays.

All I know is that in my home neighborhood, I took the dogs for a walk in the morning and they enjoyed the light snowfall that, oddly enough, didn’t accumulate at all on sidewalks or the streets, but only fell on the grass.

BUT THEN QUICKLY melted away everywhere.

Considering that we’re supposed to get temperatures up to about 60 degrees by Wednesday, we can only hope this is the end of winter snowfall – only about three weeks after winter officially ended.


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