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:
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.
And in the end, the weather won out.
So, the Cubs will once again be looking at playing 18 innings -- or more -- in one day on Tuesday.
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