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Cubs, Angels postponed, makeup date TBD

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There’s an April snowstorm headed toward Chicago.

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We’ve been through a week of rough weather in Chicago, where rain threatened to interrupt or postpone games Wednesday and Thursday, and the Cubs did move Thursday’s game start up 30 minutes to try to beat rainfall forecast to hit later in the evening. That move worked, mostly, as they got an official game in before a one-hour, nine-minute rain delay.

Both Wednesday and Thursday’s games were completed.

Sunday, though, is a different story:

Today

Rain and snow. Some thunder is also possible. High near 38. Breezy, with a north northeast wind 20 to 25 mph, with gusts as high as 35 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. Total daytime snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

As a result:

A promotional giveaway of an item that’s likely to be in high demand, a replica Wrigley Field statue, will likely be given to fans on the makeup date.

The Cubs and Angels have a common off day Monday, August 26, where the teams could play an afternoon game at Wrigley Field before both teams travel elsewhere. That date wouldn’t break the 20-day rule, and it wouldn’t affect the Cubs’ two off days in September. When the makeup date is announced, I’ll post it here.

As noted above, the Cubs managed to get a pair of games in against the Pirates but in this case the forecast is so bad that the Cubs were proactive and postponed Sunday’s game ahead of time, so that no one (players, gameday staff, media, fans) had to come to the ballpark in snow. As Jordan Bastian said above: Good call.