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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?

  • Edwin

    Is this your 4th post this morning, and it’s not even noon yet?

  • VanceLawblawsLawBlog

    Looks like i’ll be sending the girlfriend to the spa that day, because i’ll be spending the day and night at Wrigley.

  • Orval Overall

    “old fashioned day/night doubleheader”

    As an old man of 36 years this made me laugh. I still remember those long gone days of yesteryear when having tickets to a double header at Wrigley meant 18 innings of baseball. Kind of incredible in retrospect. As a kid I would think “Why don’t they do this all the time? It’s amazing!” Not sure when I first realized “oh right, $$$.”

  • http://fullcount1544.blogspot.com FullCountTommy

    Great move, the thought of the pride parade the same day of a Cubs game makes me want to curl up into a little ball and cry

  • JB88

    Having previously lived in that neighborhood, I can say two things with conviction: (a) all of Lakeview is a congestion nightmare on weekends in which the Cubs play a game; and (b) the Sunday Pride Parade is even more of a congestion nightmare (so much so that if my wife and I planned to travel anywhere that day, we would leave the day before and not come home until after 5 p.m. on Sunday).

    This was a very good decision because if those two events were staged on the same day, it would have been terrihorrible for anyone trying to attend either event.

  • ChicagoJoe

    Didn’t check this, but from memory, isn’t this a possible date for a Javier Baez debut?

  • ChrisFChi

    I’ll be there for both games. Should be lots of fun.

  • David

    Hopefully Baez will play 3rd base in the day; and Bryant at night!

  • Big City Mick

    There should be 10 day/night double headers per year and the first 2 weeks of the season should be played in domed or warm weather stadiums. The fact that the World Series has been played in November is ridiculous, I don’t even like seeing it in October. Let the boys of summer play in the summer.

    • Brocktoon

      Players would hate having games crammed into such a small timeframe.

      Teams would hate wasting 10 starts a year on a 6th(or more likely worse than 6th) starter.

  • 5412

    Hi,

    I need some clarification here. The “Pride” parade????. The times we went down there, was it not the “Gay pride” parade? Is this the same thing with a word dropped out or something different?.

    That is a large contingent in the alderman’s voting base so I can understand him looking after his flock.

    I am seriously asking this as a question.

    regards,
    5412

    • TWC

      It was formerly — and still is, colloquially — known as the Gay Pride Parade, but it was changed to Chicago Pride a number of years ago to be more inclusive to those in the GLBT community (and their supporters) who may not be gay.

  • scorecardpaul

    Many years ago I caught a day game at Wrigley Field and a night game at Comiskey on the same day. Needless to say I lost some brain cells that day, but boy was it a ton of fun.

    • Brocktoon

      Eric Dybas?

  • Diehardthefirst

    As a kid used to look forward to Sunday doubleheaders – then owners got greedier – if they want to spark kids interest they should go back- 2 for 1 is still a money maker and great way for family to spend Sunday -

    • Brocktoon

      $1 tickets would spark interest too. You don’t give up a prime gate when plenty of kids have no desire to sit still for 7 hours.

      • Diehardthefirst

        That’s the rub- MLB has forgotten how to appeal to American youngsters- football and basketball rule- but not south of the Rio Grande which where expansion needs to start in 2015 with 2 teams

        • Brocktoon

          And if there’s one thing the NFL and NBA has done to get kids interested it’s by giving away tickets for free and having their events last for 7 hours.

          • Diehardthefirst

            No they speeded up the games

            • Brocktoon

              I can’t find nba time of game stats anywhere but I’m guessing that’s a pretty tough case to sell that nba games have gotten shorter. The case for nfl is damn near impossible considering they just recently moved their afternoon games to 325 because the noon games were taking too long…and then the noon games started running into the 325 starts

              • hansman

                Just stop responding. In the almost 5 years I have been on this site, he has said 1 thing that had any significance.

  • Diehardthefirst

    A day night game day is not a doubleheader- cause have to pay full price for both

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