Strong winds, snow, rain and temperatures in the 1930s delayed the final of Sunday's Cubs-Angels series at Wrigley Field.
A makeup date has not been announced.
The forecast on WLS-Ch. Summarize it in one word: gross.
Setting a makeup date would be harder than usual because of the lack of sharing days.
Both teams are on leave on April 29but the Cubs are on a Western road trip that would require them to travel from Phoenix to Chicago one day before flying to Seattle for a two-game series against the Mariners. The only other day that would make sense would be August 26, said a source from the team. The Cubs would be home, but the Angels would go from Houston to Chicago one day before returning to Anaheim.
This is one of the reasons why the MLB should not schedule interleaved matches in April in cities in cold weather.
"Sometimes people ask me what is the hardest thing to do in baseball," said Cubs president Theo Epstein at the Cubs Convention. "I always say" rain ". It's so difficult. It's a number of people involved. Maybe half a dozen people, trying to make that kind of decision, taking into account the integrity of the game, the logistics and of course the fans and their experience.
"We called it brain trust. And we had so many difficult results that we now call it the trust of the rain. "
The Cubs' "rain trust" made a decision before the fans ventured onto the stadium.
The park is closed to the media and fans. Players will arrive later for the flight to Miami.
Angels manager Brad Ausmus celebrates his 50th birthdayth Sunday's birthday, said Saturday that he hoped that they would postpone the game until later, adding that it had "nothing to do with my birthday." Ausmus has planned to spend "all day playing cards, waiting for them to restart the game".
The Cubs travel to Miami for a three-game series, while the Angels begin a three-game series in Texas on Monday.
No rotation has yet been announced for the Cubs-Marlins series. .
Tyler Chatwood was ready for bad weather, which he says is worse than pitching in Denver.
"It's cold here, man," he said. "This wind is very cold. I think the other night was one of the coldest days I dive. You just want to get out fast because you do not want your guys to stay too long in the cold. "
With this postponement, director Joe Maddon can skip Chatwood and accompany Yu Darvish on regular rest Monday in Miami.
"There are ways to not start it if in fact it does not have to do it it's bad (Sunday)," Maddon said Saturday. "We have discussed both possibilities but we have not concluded anything yet."
With the upcoming days off Thursday and April 22, the Cubs will rotate four men until April 27 or each Lester return.
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