Cubs game still on despite rain forecast

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By Paul Sullivan, Tribune reporter

The Thursday finale of the Cubs-Rangers series at Wrigley Field has yet to be postponed, though it is expected to continue raining all day.

The drainage system installed by White Sox groundskeeper Roger Bossard is working well, and there is no flooding in the outfield in spite of last night’s soaking.

A source at Wrigley said “we’ll probably be here for a while,” meaning the teams are willing to sit through the storm for hours in hopes of a getting a window to play.

“I doesn’t look good,” manager Dale Sveum said at 11 a.m. “We’ve got a window right now anyway.”

The Cubs have been told the window is between 11- 3 p.m. The game is scheduled to start at 1:20 p.m.

“There might not be anybody here,” Sveum said. “I don’t think anybody can get here.”

Parts of three major expressways were closed at times on Thursday morning, turning the commute into chaos.

If the game is postponed, the Cubs and Rangers will have to return for a day-night doubleheader on a mutual off-day in May or June. The game is in the hands of Major League Baseball since it’s the Rangers only visit to Wrigley this year.

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