The Chicago Cubs got a major assist from Mother Nature on Monday.
Having been swept by the New York Yankees, with the finale of a three-game series lasting 18 innings and more than six hours into the darkness of night at Wrigley Field, the world champions were off to Colorado to start a series with the Rockies.
Until this happened:
Oh, hail no. 😬 pic.twitter.com/p8MA7MO8cs
— Colorado Rockies (@Rockies) May 8, 2017
The force of the hail storm left the field looking more ready for a Broncos game than for baseball.
The grounds crew tried its best to make the field playable but it wound up being soaked by Mother Nature’s best efforts.
— Caitlin Clarke (@cclarke0) May 8, 2017
So, the Cubs will once again be looking at playing 18 innings — or more — in one day on Tuesday.