Chicago Cubs home opener weather forecast suggests a long day at Wrigley Field

Rain, Rain, go away, the Cubs are scheduled to play today.

Sep 19, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; A tarp sits on the field as the game between the Chicago Cubs
Sep 19, 2023; Chicago, Illinois, USA; A tarp sits on the field as the game between the Chicago Cubs / David Banks-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chicago Cubs are scheduled to play the Colorado Rockies on Monday in the team's home opener at Wrigley Field.

The key word to that statement is scheduled.

Cubs fans are no strangers to the month of April serving as a final farewell to winter and that appears to be the forecast for this week at Wrigley Field.

It may be a long day at Wrigley Field for the Chicago Cubs and Colorado Rockies on Monday.

The early talk on Monday is that the Cubs will be able to begin the game on time but the chances of rain will increase with each passing inning. It's worth noting that both the Cubs and Rockies have a scheduled off day on Thursday. In the event that one of these games is postponed, Thursday would be an ideal slot for the makeup game considering this is the only trip that the Rockies will be making to Wrigley Field. The Cubs host the Los Angeles Dodgers this upcoming weekend while the Rockies will be traveling back home to play the Tampa Bay Rays.

Shota Imanaga is the scheduled starting pitcher for the Cubs on Monday. If the Cubs are going to get Monday's game in, the team will need Imanaga to work fast--a less-than-ideal position to be in for a Japanese starting pitcher making his first start in Major League Baseball.

All Chicago baseball fans should have a bone to pick with the schedule makers as both the Cubs and White Sox are playing afternoon home games on Monday. With the Cubs opening the season in Texas, it would have made more sense for the team to remain on the West Coast for the first week of the regular season before returning to Wrigley Field for their home opener.

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