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Brian26
04-01-2007, 10:58 AM
I'm sitting here reading the forecast in the paper.... Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be a high in the upper 30's and falling in the afternoon, with 25 mph winds and a chance of snow showers or wet flurries.

Is it possible mlb would postpone this game based on temperature even if it doesnt snow?

downstairs
04-01-2007, 11:04 AM
Has MLB ever done that? I remember some Sox games in negative temeratures years ago... they let the 700+ fans that actually showed to move to the first level in the sun.

HawkDJ
04-01-2007, 11:18 AM
I doubt they will cancel due to cold, a postponement is a hassle for all involved. A World Series game in 1997 in Cleveland was played through snow and a high temperature of 38.

But either way, I'm sure the media will talk about the poor attendance at the game.

dickallen15
04-01-2007, 11:23 AM
It would be the White Sox call whether they game gets started or not. They have cancelled a game or 2 because of cold before (once they blamed the cold but many thought it was because they were scheduled to play at the same time as a Bulls playoff game). As long as its above freezing, I would expect them to play.

Jerko
04-01-2007, 11:37 AM
Well, they are playing Cleveland so it's not gonna be impossible to schedule a rematch since they play so many times. Too bad they can't move it up a day; supposed to be nice out Tuesday.

Brian26
04-01-2007, 11:54 AM
Well, they are playing Cleveland so it's not gonna be impossible to schedule a rematch since they play so many times. Too bad they can't move it up a day; supposed to be nice out Tuesday.

I know....Tuesday is supposed to be 70-degrees.

Bruizer
04-01-2007, 12:36 PM
They should just do a double header on Tuesday.:tongue:

Bru :cool:

alohafri
04-01-2007, 12:39 PM
It would be the White Sox call whether they game gets started or not. They have cancelled a game or 2 because of cold before (once they blamed the cold but many thought it was because they were scheduled to play at the same time as a Bulls playoff game). As long as its above freezing, I would expect them to play.

I was getting off the Ryan at 31st when I heard that announcement on the radio. I was alternately ticked off and happy. Obviously, I was upset, because I would sit through most weather for a game. On the other hand, I was with Mrs. Aloha and a female friend of ours, who would have been complaining the whole time about how cold they were. This was before I had Stadium Club access.

Lip Man 1
04-01-2007, 02:07 PM
There was a game in April 1997 (I think) vs. Toronto that the Sox played in the afternoon in temperatures that were in the teens. I read in USA Today it was the coldest game ever played by the White Sox. I think the 'official' attendence was 300 or so!

Clemens shut them out I think, 3-0.

So who knows what they would do. I don't think there are any set guidelines in writing on how to proceed.

Before the first pitch it's up to the home team, after the game begins, it's up to the umpires.

Lip

NoNeckEra
04-01-2007, 02:15 PM
Cleveland comes back to Chicago two more times, and Sept 13, the day after a three game series, both teams are off.
Unless the Sox can get the game rescheduled for a stand-alone date(such as Sept 13), they'd be reluctant to call it off. Rescheduling as a double header is a big financial loss.

JermaineDye05
04-01-2007, 02:17 PM
I'm sitting here reading the forecast in the paper.... Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be a high in the upper 30's and falling in the afternoon, with 25 mph winds and a chance of snow showers or wet flurries.

Is it possible mlb would postpone this game based on temperature even if it doesnt snow?
:angry: IT'S APRIL! :angry:

I hate snow..

itsnotrequired
04-01-2007, 02:31 PM
:angry: IT'S APRIL! :angry:

It snows in Chicago in April. None since 2003 but it snowed in 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, etc.

JermaineDye05
04-01-2007, 03:17 PM
It snows in Chicago in April. None since 2003 but it snowed in 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, etc.

Yeah I know, I just like to be optimistic that the snow is officially gone when baseball starts.

duke of dorwood
04-01-2007, 04:17 PM
Wonder what the pre sale is? that may be your answer

IlliniSox4Life
04-01-2007, 04:19 PM
I hope so. I have tix that nobody is going to be using, so I'd like to be able to trade em in some other time.

crazyozzie02
04-01-2007, 04:30 PM
It snows in Chicago in April. None since 2003 but it snowed in 2002, 2001, 2000, 1999, 1996, etc.

Damn that Global Warming:cuss:
(NO TEAL NEEDED)

dakuda
04-01-2007, 05:47 PM
I took the day off of work. They better play. I'm showing up w/that expectation.

viagracat
04-02-2007, 10:28 AM
I said in another thread the season starts too damn early. Today (Opening Day) will be nice, but it's not supposed to get out of the 30s for the rest of the homestand...:angry:

Beer Can Chicken
04-02-2007, 10:35 AM
I'm sitting here reading the forecast in the paper.... Temperatures for Wednesday are predicted to be a high in the upper 30's and falling in the afternoon, with 25 mph winds and a chance of snow showers or wet flurries.

Is it possible mlb would postpone this game based on temperature even if it doesnt snow?

I thnk MLB did this for a couple of the 2006 MLB playoff games.

JB98
04-02-2007, 05:19 PM
I said in another thread the season starts too damn early. Today (Opening Day) will be nice, but it's not supposed to get out of the 30s for the rest of the homestand...:angry:

That's why we opened the season on the road for about 15 consecutive years. All of sudden, we're opening at home every year. This is three years in a row we've been home for the first week in April.

Soxfanspcu11
04-03-2007, 12:16 AM
There was a game in April 1997 (I think) vs. Toronto that the Sox played in the afternoon in temperatures that were in the teens. I read in USA Today it was the coldest game ever played by the White Sox. I think the 'official' attendence was 300 or so!

Clemens shut them out I think, 3-0.

So who knows what they would do. I don't think there are any set guidelines in writing on how to proceed.

Before the first pitch it's up to the home team, after the game begins, it's up to the umpires.

Lip


It is possible that you might be confusing two seperate events here, but I am not 100% sure, so I could be confusing them as well.

What I DO know though is that, on a Tuesday in April 1997, I want to say Tuesday, April 17th, but I could be wrong, but I do know it was a Tuesday. Anyway, on that Tuesday, the Sox cancelled a scheduled night game due to the extreme cold.

That was my first year as a full season ticket holder and I had my 2 tickets, and we bought 2 extras so that 4 of us total could go. Well, as we were about ready to leave the house, we heard on the news that the game was canceled/postponed. I remember this vividly because I was really pissed. But then we went outside to the park and played homerun derby. lol. Seriously.

The other game, could have been in April 1997 as well. That game was played. The announced attendance was 776 fans IIRC. I don't remember what month it was though. It was either April or early May, but it was definetly in 1997.

So what I do know is that it was 2 seperate games. One was postponed due to the cold, and the other was played, albeit in front of 776 fans.

JB98
04-03-2007, 12:22 AM
I just can't see them calling Wednesday's game because of cold. If they do that, they might as well cancel the rest of the homestand. It isn't going to be any nicer Thursday or on the weekend for the Twinkie series.

Barring rain/snow, I say we play.

Law11
04-03-2007, 08:56 AM
I committed to Wed and Fridays Night game...
What was i thinkin?

havelj
04-03-2007, 09:53 AM
The other game, could have been in April 1997 as well. That game was played. The announced attendance was 776 fans IIRC. I don't remember what month it was though. It was either April or early May, but it was definetly in 1997. So what I do know is that it was 2 seperate games. One was postponed due to the cold, and the other was played, albeit in front of 776 fans.

It was April 9th, 1997. Blue Jays and Clemens won 5-0 with 776 in attendance and a bitter cold day:
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/B04090CHA1997.htm

Weather:
http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KMDW/1997/4/9/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

havelj
04-03-2007, 10:02 AM
What I DO know though is that, on a Tuesday in April 1997, I want to say Tuesday, April 17th, but I could be wrong, but I do know it was a Tuesday. Anyway, on that Tuesday, the Sox cancelled a scheduled night game due to the extreme cold.T

The cancelled game had to be Tuesday, April 8th. The Sox had a game Sunday the 6th, an off-day Monday and then not one until Wednesday the 9th with 776 fans.
http://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/1997/VCHA01997.htm

The temperature on that Tuesday never got above 24 degrees with winds over 20 mph.
http://www.wunderground.com/history/airport/KMDW/1997/4/8/DailyHistory.html?req_city=NA&req_state=NA&req_statename=NA

Mr.1Dog
04-03-2007, 10:06 AM
I committed to Wed and Fridays Night game...
What was i thinkin?

I committed to Fridays game as well. Doesn't look to be so great. Windy and only 38 for a high. That means it should be around 32 at game time.:(:

chisox77
04-03-2007, 10:44 AM
My guess is that they'll get the game in on Wednesday.

:cool:

jdm2662
04-03-2007, 10:56 AM
I went to the second game of the year against DET in 2003. They said the game time temperature was 32, but it couldn't had been more than 28 degrees. Luckily, it was a quick MB game. We were out of there in like 2 hours and 10 mins.

skottyj242
04-03-2007, 11:01 AM
I will be there wth a couple of layers on. I'm actually looking forward to it. Friday night is going to be the good one.

twentywontowin
04-03-2007, 11:01 AM
As long as it isn't raining, we should be OK. Weather Channel is calling for cloudy with 20-30mph wind with a high of 37.

If you see anybody decked out in Bears gear up in 534, come by and say hi.

itsnotrequired
04-03-2007, 11:16 AM
I will be there wth a couple of layers on. I'm actually looking forward to it. Friday night is going to be the good one.

Exactly. Wednesday will be a cake walk compared to Friday. Friday is a night game and the forecast is calling for lows as low as 17. Granted, that will probably be at 2 in the morning or something like that but I'd have to imagine that it will be in the mid-20s at best by the end of the game.

skottyj242
04-03-2007, 11:20 AM
Exactly. Wednesday will be a cake walk compared to Friday. Friday is a night game and the forecast is calling for lows as low as 17. Granted, that will probably be at 2 in the morning or something like that but I'd have to imagine that it will be in the mid-20s at best by the end of the game.

Bear suit weather?

itsnotrequired
04-03-2007, 11:22 AM
Bear suit weather?

More like ice snowmobile suit weather.

southwstchi4life
04-03-2007, 11:27 AM
I committed to Wed and Fridays Night game...
What was i thinkin?


Diddo, I feel ya

skottyj242
04-03-2007, 11:33 AM
Buck up, I feel like I'm hearing a bunch of ChisoxMikes around here. You'll be cold, dress warm.

Law11
04-03-2007, 11:37 AM
Oh, I'm goin.. Just wish I could have caught a weather break.
Coldest weather in 10 years for April...

Jurr
04-03-2007, 11:46 AM
We're in the 70's in Memphis. I better start hanging around in deep freezers if I'm going to be able to make the move to the homeland soon. Yikes!!!!!!!!!!!1

soxfan80
04-03-2007, 11:51 AM
Cleveland comes back to Chicago two more times, and Sept 13, the day after a three game series, both teams are off.
Unless the Sox can get the game rescheduled for a stand-alone date(such as Sept 13), they'd be reluctant to call it off. Rescheduling as a double header is a big financial loss.They can always do a day night doubleheader. That way, no attendance is lost.

soxfan80
04-03-2007, 11:56 AM
Wonder what the pre sale is? that may be your answerat least 20k, since that's how many st holders we have now. And the weekend plan holders have the WED game as well.

But if you look at stubhub, people are GIVING away tickets.

lizard6king6
04-03-2007, 12:20 PM
Exactly. Wednesday will be a cake walk compared to Friday. Friday is a night game and the forecast is calling for lows as low as 17. Granted, that will probably be at 2 in the morning or something like that but I'd have to imagine that it will be in the mid-20s at best by the end of the game.

Thank god for club seats! I'll still bring many layers!!! I sure hope its at least 30 out.

Jerko
04-03-2007, 12:23 PM
Can't wait for Wed. I don't particularly like cold weather, but if you wear an extra tucked in t-shirt and a pair of beer gloves, you should be ok.

skottyj242
04-03-2007, 12:29 PM
It will be hilarious to see some people that think they can brave the weather. I saw many guys in just shorts and jerseys yesterday, I was kind of cold for a bit.

soxwon
04-03-2007, 11:19 PM
I doubt they will cancel due to cold, a postponement is a hassle for all involved. A World Series game in 1997 in Cleveland was played through snow and a high temperature of 38.

But either way, I'm sure the media will talk about the poor attendance at the game.

its still more than wrigley has drawn in 07