Really, they could have postponed Sunday’s game right after Saturday’s ended, because the Sunday forecast wasn’t much better.
At last, at 10:30 a.m. CT, it happened:
Today’s game between the #Cubs and #Braves has been postponed due to the forecast for inclement weather throughout the day.— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) April 15, 2018
The game will be played on Monday, May 14 at 1:20 p.m. CT. Tickets for today will be honored for the makeup game. No ticket exchange is necessary. pic.twitter.com/IHndZtkeqa
The Cubs will be completing a six-game homestand against the Marlins and White Sox before that date. The Braves are coming off a six-game road trip to Tampa Bay and Miami. Both teams play Sunday afternoon, May 13, and the Braves will be in a dome in Miami, so they won’t have any trouble getting to Chicago in time for that 1:20 start on May 14.
Oddly, this comes up right before the Cubs’ only trip to Atlanta this year on May 15-16-17. So in effect, this will become a four-game series between the Cubs and Braves, played in two different cities.
Thank you, Cubs, for doing the right thing.
With no game today, please enjoy Sara Sanchez’ look back at the amazing eighth inning from Saturday’s game.