CHICAGO (CBS) — The long hard winter gave way to some hard hitting at U.S. Cellular Field Monday for the White Sox home opener

CBS 2’s Dana Kozlov reports fans young and old spent hours before the first pitch grating up for the game. The cell’ sparking lot was packed with people tailgating, in balmy 60 degree weather.

And inside, an immaculate field with fans ready to believe anything is possible, just like they do every year.

“It is my husband’s first Opening Day ever and we are excited to see Paulie’s last year,” said Sox fan Cyndi Picciola said.

WBBM’s Steve Miller reports after the game had already started, hundreds of people were still being delayed by security. Fans were being wanded as they came in as part of Major League Baseball’s new security rules.
White Sox fan Danny Rosales says he was delayed half an hour in a crowd of hundreds and that the crowd was not in a great mood.

“It’s getting pretty hectic,” said Rosales. “Everyone is upset, it is like you are coming into a prison.”

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