World Series Weather--what a thrill to write these words! This year, the World Series is in Cleveland and Chicago--and midwest weather is part of the story.
Game 2 was in Cleveland on Wednesday night. It was a chilly, rainy day in Chicago. That same storm was heading for Cleveland, too. The game was re-scheduled to start an hour early, due to the expected rain. There were contingency plans to complete the game the following day, just in case.
Fortunately, there was no rain delay, but it was a cold and wet night for baseball. If you were watching the game on TV, you saw a lot of hoodies and hats in the stands and the dugouts.
Friday, the action moves to Chicago. This will be the first World Series game at Wrigley Field in 71 years! Famous for its ivy-covered outfield wall, and natural grass, the wind at Wrigley Field is also legendary.
The weather for Game 3 on Friday is expected to be much more pleasant than Game 2 on Wednesday night in Cleveland. The forecast is for mild temperatures in the 60's at game time, according to Accu-Weather.
Winds out of the south-southwest averaging 15-25 mph with gusts to 35 mph. will be a factor. When the wind is blowing out, a pop fly can turn into an extra-base hit or a home run. This could be a hitters' night.
It should be a beautiful October night for a real fall classic. The excitement is rising with the warm front. Let's play ball!
Want to read more about baseball weather? Here's the weather on Opening Day.