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Monday, April 15, 2019

After snow-out, Cubs head to balmy Miami

After having their home game postponed on Sunday due to snow, the Chicago Cubs are surely thrilled to travel to Miami for Monday night’s game at the Marlins.

The Cubs will be greeted by sunshine—likely—and a retractable roof in case of showers. There will also be, in all likelihood, a strong number of Cubs fans at Marlins Park, where small crowds are the norm.

Chicago should also benefit from a day of rest for its pitching arms, as the Cubs used six relievers in Saturday’s 6-5 loss to the Los Angeles Angels.

With regards to the second paragraph: I’ve seen the claim made that Broward County, in the 1960s and early 1970s, was heavily populated with migrants from the Chicago area (in contrast with the New York origins of migrants to Dade County at that time), so one would hope that the Cubs could call on support in the area.

 

QLE Posted: April 15, 2019 at 07:44 AM | 4 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: cubs, miami, snow

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   1. Bote Man Posted: April 15, 2019 at 09:17 AM (#5831896)
With regards to the second paragraph: I’ve seen the claim made that Broward County, in the 1960s and early 1970s, was heavily populated with migrants from the Chicago area (in contrast with the New York origins of migrants to Dade County at that time)

My work and one of my hobbies involves listening to public safety radio traffic (police and fire calls) around Broward County. I hear a goodly amount of New York accents, but can't say I've ever heard what would qualify as a Chicago accent. A friend who moved here from NYC calls it "New York with palm trees".

I'm thinking it's similar to what the Rays experience at Tropicana Field where the crowd usually consists of at least as many fans of the opposing team as Rays fans.
   2. Zonk is Back Where He Came From Posted: April 15, 2019 at 09:41 AM (#5831905)
I know April snowstorms are hardly unheard of, but yesterday was nuts -- we went from 70 degrees to about 5 degrees shy of a blizzard.

This wasn't some dusting that led to "it's too cold to play plus there some snow on the field" - it was snowed out.... I heard 5 inches at O'Hare.
   3. Brian C Posted: April 15, 2019 at 11:26 AM (#5831973)
Yes, yesterday was something else. I've lived in Chicago for 12 years now and I doubt it's the latest in the season that I've seen snow, but I'm almost certain this is the latest I've seen a driving snowstorm that lasted all day like that. It was snowing heavily here in the city from about 10am to about 3:30pm or so, with high winds to go with it. Near whiteout at times.

Really it was worse than an actual winter storm because it was warm-ish, so instead of falling as nice regular snow it was basically falling as slush, so sidewalks were covered in a half-inch Icee puddle. I'm sure driving was not fun either. Just an ugly, ugly day, and I like snow!
   4. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: April 15, 2019 at 11:34 AM (#5831980)
Eh, it wasn't sticking on the roads at all. I drove from Uptown to Wicker Park and back, and there were a couple of large puddles under overpasses, etc., but no real problems.

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