World Series Weather

World Series Weather

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.




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  • But, despite all the predictions, the wind didn't affect anything other than Soler's drive to the right corner, and either he didn't run it out or the next batter couldn't drive him in.

    Despite the warm fall, last week of October and first week of November are too late.

  • Yes, many were thinking Game 3 would be a high-scoring game...maybe in a parallel universe, where the ivy had turned colors...

    More seasonal weather is on the way, but I agree, it is a late fall this year...

  • In reply to Weather Girl:

    I meant the playoffs and World Series are too late.

  • In reply to jack:

    Yes, with the playoffs and World Series, we could see baseball in November this year. I hope so!

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