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A Wrigley Field Opening Day snowout gallery

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Photos from around the ballpark and Wrigleyville on what was supposed to be the day of the home opener.

It was cold and snowy in Chicago Monday.

This, you already know.

The Cubs finally called off their scheduled 1:20 p.m. game against the Pirates at 11:15 a.m, after first pushing back the starting time by an hour to 2:20. That happened at 9:45 a.m. The team obviously hoped they could get the field in playing shape, but weren’t able to. It didn’t stop snowing on the North Side of Chicago in the area around the ballpark until close to 2 p.m., so even though the field eventually got cleared of snow:

... as you can see, it still really wasn’t in playing shape. That, plus the 35-degree temperatures and wind howling off Lake Michigan, made the postponement a good call.

The weather should be better Tuesday afternoon when the teams play the rescheduled game — sunshine and temperatures in the mid-40s. Still not exactly baseball weather, but a vast improvement over Monday.

Please enjoy these photos taken around the ballpark and Wrigleyville area Monday morning before the game was called. They include photos of the bleacher line, of what was happening at the Park at Wrigley, now called “Gallagher Way,” and there are some views (photos 20-23) into the ballpark from the new Addison Street Cubs Store, in addition to views of the store itself.