Originally Posted by TDog
Imagine how the Rangers felt playing some and being postponed some in Chicago this week.
Chicago is a two-team city. Somebody is going to have to play or at least be scheduled to play in cold weather. It's the same as it's always been. In 1970, I sat through a scheduled double-header on April 12, the first Sunday of the season, and it was quite cold. (As I recall, the Cubs were in Montreal that weekend and Apollo 13 was up in space.) I've read that even the first day the American League played games in 1901, the season didn't start until April 25, and Chicago was the only city in the league where it was dry enough and warm enough to play games.
For that matter, I attended quite a few May White Sox games in my youth when a winter coat failed to keep me sufficiently warm. It is true that a Chicago columnist wrote after the 1975 season that it was inevitable the Sox would leave Chicago before the 1976 season for reasons that included the need to schedule so many April baseball games in Chicago. It isn't true that the White-Sox-hating-conspiring-schedule-makers screwing the White Sox. The issue is their geography.
But you should probably send your unrealistic ideas to the commisioner's office and complain that Bud Selig is an idiot when you get nothing but a form letter in return.
If you're watching the game in your living room hundreds of miles away, it shouldn't be such as big deal.
Yes and yes. Let's also be real, if the MLB adopted such a ridiculously stupid plan like only playing early season games in domes or warm climates, there would be certain posters on this board whining about the grand MLB conspiracy against the Sox for having to go head-to-head with the Cubs for ticket sales in the summer months. So it is what it is.
Of the 7 dates the Sox have had home games so far this year, I think that 4 of them, the Opening Day temperature was at least 50 degrees, if not 60, and it's been sunny for almost all of them. It's going to be near 60 degrees here tomorrow and 50+ for the rest of the week. Apparently some people just forget what life is like here when they move away, I guess?