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  • The ever-changing Chicago weather patterns that postponed last night’s game will present threats again today, with possible storms coming throughout the day and night … but not the entire time, of course. So to whomever gets to forecast these things with respect to “playable windows” and figuring out how best to get a game in: good luck today. Tripleheader tomorrow, anybody? I joke, but if today’s games are postponed, there are going to be serious problems for the Cubs, who are in the middle of a stretch where they don’t have any off-days until July. And the Dodgers don’t come back to Wrigley Field after this trip, so it would really be a problem for them, too, if they were forced to come all the way back to Chicago on a shared off-day later in the year for a game or two.
  • As of this morning, by the way, the lights are working at Wrigley Field. There were power outages last night due to the storms that contributed to the lack of playability. If the games go off as expected, Tyler Chatwood will start the first game at noon, and Mike Montgomery will start the second game at 7 PM CT.
  • Speaking of the weather and postponements, the Cubs haven’t had this many since 1986 (which was when they started keeping track of these things, according to my Googling).
  • A thoughtful move by the Cubs, given the schedule:

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  • Brandon Morrow reached 10 years of big league service time this past weekend, which is a big deal for players, because it means they qualify for the union’s pension. His teammates gave him a little celebration, and he reflected on his unique career here at the Sun-Times.
  • Yadi Molina checked up on Javy Baez:

  • Baez was not going to play last night regardless (and isn’t in the lineup for the first game today), so hopefully he’ll be available for the night game.
  • That is Sweet, indeed:

  • Bryce Harper looks different:

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