CHICAGO (CBS) — Thousands of fans headed back to Wrigley Field for the Cubs’ postponed home opener against the Pirates.

The Cubs tried to clear a couple inches of snow from the field before Monday’s scheduled 1:20 p.m. start, even turning on the sprinklers in an effort to melt the snow. After first pushing back the game an hour, the Cubs ultimately decided to postpone until Tuesday afternoon, which was a day off in the schedule for just such an eventuality.

Finally, on Tuesday, there was baseball at the Friendly Confines. Before the game, Loyola’s men’s basketball team shared the spotlight and the beloved Sister Jean tossed out a ceremonial first pitch.

Jeremy Crafton and son, Lane, from Indianapolis, had tickets yesterday and spent the night in Chicago to make today’s game.

More expensive but well worth it, the told CBS 2’s Jim Williams.

“anytime you can come to Wrigley Field and hang out with these beautiful people, it’s a great day. The excitement is still here,” said Jeremy.

Players made the most of the snow delay on Monday, having a snowball on the field before heading back into the warmth of the clubhouse.

Some Cubs fans ventured south to Guaranteed Rate Field to watch the White Sox take on the Rays. There wasn’t quite as much snow on the South Side, and the series against Tampa Bay is the only scheduled trip to Chicago for the Rays, so rescheduling their game would have been more difficult.

 

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