Apr 3, 2024 - Sports

🥶 1 fan gripe to go

 baseball fans in rainy stands

Fans look on during the seventh inning between the Chicago Cubs and the Colorado Rockies at Wrigley Field on Monday. Photo: Michael Reaves/Getty Images

👋 Hi, it's Justin.

Chicago baseball fans have braved the elements before, but today they will be tested with a forecast calling for … snow.

The big picture: Both Chicago teams are playing long stretches at home to start the season, forcing fans to pay for expensive tickets in less-than-ideal conditions.

The intrigue: Major League Baseball has both the Red Sox and Yankees on the road in warm weather cities to start this season.

  • But not here in Chicago.

Thought bubble: I'm all for braving the elements. It's a rite of passage in Chicago to layer up and cheer on your squad in person. But it means fewer fans show up, and ballpark vendors take a hit.

  • As ticket and concession prices surge, it feels like the league is overlooking us!
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