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Old 04-04-2018, 09:24 AM
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The weather is looking pretty bad for the home opener. Cold and rainy starting around 2pm. Will they repeat lasts years opening day debacle or just push the game back to Friday? Making this decision early would really help ticket holders adjust their plans accordingly. It's going to be really cold on Friday but at least it will be dry.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:25 AM
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The weather is looking pretty bad for the home opener. Cold and rainy starting around 2pm. Will they repeat lasts years opening day debacle or just push the game back to Friday? Making this decision early would really help ticket holders adjust their plans accordingly. It's going to be really cold on Friday but at least it will be dry.
I've been wondering the same thing all week. Last year was a JOKE.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:29 AM
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The weather is looking pretty bad for the home opener. Cold and rainy starting around 2pm. Will they repeat lasts years opening day debacle or just push the game back to Friday? Making this decision early would really help ticket holders adjust their plans accordingly. It's going to be really cold on Friday but at least it will be dry.
Last year really was a fiasco. It's understandable that the club would want to go forward if at all possible with the home opener as scheduled, as would many fans -- for example, people who've cleared their decks, job-wise, for that afternoon but may not be able to arrange to get away the next day, too. But waiting as long as they did last season was a mistake. Make a (tough) decision and live with it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:37 AM
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Forget the Home Opener, the entire homestand is in jeopardy because it isn't supposed to break 45 until Wednesday. Temps are hovering in the mid-high 30s the entire weekend.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:48 AM
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I'm regretting my decision to purchase tickets. Friday's forecast doesn't seem any better (dryer, but colder). My guess is that they will play -- and I will lose all feeling in my feet and fingers.
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Old 04-04-2018, 09:52 AM
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Folks who are attending, Pretend it is a late season Bears game. That is all.
They really need to make retractable roofs mandatory for all stadiums north of 35 N latitude. It is eventually going to get to a point where 10 games are getting cancelled per northern team in April.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:19 AM
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They better not repeat last years fiasco.
My brothers and I always do Opening Day and last year was a mess.

The weather is so unpredictable but a bit more organization would be appreciated.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:22 AM
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The decision to build a retractable dome in Milwaukee was genius. Never a rain out, never a rain delay, never a cold freezing horrible game.

Someday when the current Sox stadium gets torn down and they rebuild one on the other other side of 35th, that stadium should have a retractable roof.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:40 AM
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Folks who are attending, Pretend it is a late season Bears game. That is all.
They really need to make retractable roofs mandatory for all stadiums north of 35 N latitude. It is eventually going to get to a point where 10 games are getting cancelled per northern team in April.

Won't happen in a million years.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:41 AM
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They better not repeat last years fiasco.
I still have that awful song played during the player intros stuck in my head.

Wish they would just push it back to Friday instead of keeping the fans in limbo.
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:57 AM
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I still have that awful song played during the player intros stuck in my head.

Wish they would just push it back to Friday instead of keeping the fans in limbo.
That weird music from last year- so ****ed up- wasn't that combined with the lame riding in pick up trucks bull**** that took forever?
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Old 04-04-2018, 10:58 AM
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Won't happen in a million years.
What is the big deal? Why would it never happen? Imo the advantages heavily outweigh the negatives.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:03 AM
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What is the big deal? Why would it never happen? Imo the advantages heavily outweigh the negatives.
I have to agree with Lip. I doubt there will ever be a hard fast rule that retractable roofs are mandatory in any city/area. It will always be up to the team to decide how to build their stadiums which will depend on many factors including public financing options.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:07 AM
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That weird music from last year- so ****ed up- wasn't that combined with the lame riding in pick up trucks bull**** that took forever?
The Ford Ride Around seems to be a new staple, they already announced that it will be happening again. I find it very stupid but if Ford is paying the Sox to be able to do that then I am ok with it.
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Old 04-04-2018, 11:11 AM
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I have to agree with Lip. I doubt there will ever be a hard fast rule that retractable roofs are mandatory in any city/area. It will always be up to the team to decide how to build their stadiums which will depend on many factors including public financing options.
The big 4 sports are so profitable that when owners cry poor when they need a new stadium the people of the state need to tell them to shove it up their whiny ass.
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