The Chicago Cubs have played in worse-looking conditions at Wrigley Field than Tuesday night’s 5-1 loss to the Philadelphia Phillies.
Few can forget the Cubs game against the Atlanta Braves in April 2018 when the wild chill was 25 degrees and players were drenched from the howling rain and a hawk wind in their face the entire afternoon. The Braves blew an eight-run, eighth-inning lead, and cried about the conditions afterward.
“If we all don’t come out of here with pneumonia I think we’ll be alright,” Braves reliever Luke Jackson said.토토총판
But sometimes looks are deceiving. The air quality in Chicago on Tuesday was at a level deemed “very unhealthy” by the Illinois EPA due to smoke from the wildfires in Canada. Commissioner Rob Manfred’s office and the MLB Players Association convened during the day to determine whether to postpone the game, but the league opted to play on.카지노총판
The collective bargaining agreement dictated the decision on such a cancellation would be in the hands of MLB with input from the union, not the teams involved.총판모집
Ian Happ, the Cubs player representative, said Tuesday’s decision to play was made by MLB after consulting with the union.토토총판모집
“The league felt the levels were playable,” he said. Happ said the smoke affected the flight of the ball, but it wasn’t too bad.카지노총판모집
The air quality index was around 250. Happ said there was “no line,” or number, that would make conditions unplayable, and he didn’t know how MLB came to its decision. “Good question,” he said, adding, “I don’t know how often wildfires are going to affect baseball games, but until somebody goes out and sets a standard of what that is, it’s just an arbitrary line and we’re all trying to figure it out together.”
Otherwise, it was business as usual around Wrigley Field.
Earlier in the day, dozens of children gathered in Gallagher Way outside the park to watch the computer-animated movie “Wall-E,” a film that includes a message about the hazards of environmental neglect. The smoky haze from the fire was widespread but did not obscure the video board secured on the Cubs’ office building, and none of the parents seemed too concerned about the air pollution.