Let’s play two.
Today, the Chicago Cubs announced that they’ve rescheduled their game against the Washington Nationals on Sunday, June 29, pushing it up a day to June 28, where it’ll be part of a good old fashioned day/night doubleheader. It’ll be a “separate admission” type, so don’t go thinking that a day ticket will get you into the night game.
The reason for the change is the annual Pride Parade, which takes place that Sunday, June 29. Alderman Tom Tunney requested that the Cubs move the game to alleviate congestion in the area, and the Cubs obliged.
This was a nice move on the Cubs’ part, because it really will help the neighborhood, and probably will reduce the Cubs’ net take that weekend in the process (though as BN’er David points out on Twitter, this maneuver allows the Cubs to get an extra Saturday night game on the schedule, since the solo Saturday game would have otherwise been during the day). Maybe the Cubs and Tunney are on good terms? Working together like old pals?