The Cubs sent out this announcement just a few minutes ago:
Well. In recent years the Cubs have waited much longer than this to call games, and also they've played games in execrably bad conditions. Calling off a game more than five hours before game time has been pretty rare in recent times.Tonight’s game between the Chicago Cubs and St. Louis Cardinals at Wrigley Field has been postponed due to the forecast of rain and sub-freezing wind chills throughout the evening. A make-up date for tonight’s postponement has yet to be established. Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets from tonight's postponed game to use for the rescheduled contest.
The teams have an off day Thursday, but it doesn't seem as if they have any interest in playing this game on that day. The Cardinals' next visit to Wrigley Field is July 6, 7 and 8, all previously scheduled night games. It would not surprise me to find out that this postponed game would be made up as a day/night doubleheader on July 7, though that's just speculation on my part.If that happens, that accomplishes two things:
- It's another game Kris Bryant can play in, and
- The Cubs presumably will have the bleachers fully open by then and thus can sell 5,000 more tickets.
We await further developments, as ever.