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Third Cubs-Marlins game postponed because of Hurricane Frances

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September 4, 2004

 

MIAMI (AP) -- The Florida Marlins postponed Sunday's game against the Chicago Cubs as Hurricane Frances crept ashore on the eastern coast of Florida.

 

The Category 2 hurricane already had forced the first two games of the three-game series to be postponed but the Marlins waited until Saturday to make a decision about the third game.

 

The series was not rescheduled, but Marlins officials assured fans the games will be played at Pro Player Stadium in Miami. Likely makeup dates are Sept. 20, the only common off day between the clubs, and Oct. 4, the day before the playoffs begin.

 

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The Marlins trail the Cubs by 2 1/2 games in the race for the NL wild card.

 

The Cubs will remain in Chicago, where they open a three-game series against the Montreal Expos on Monday. The Marlins are off Monday before hosting the New York Mets for three games.

 

The Cubs and Marlins will then meet for a three-game series beginning Friday at Wrigley Field.

 

There was no immediate announcement on pitching rotations. But both clubs were expected to use Friday's planned starters -- Chicago's Carlos Zambrano and Florida's A.J. Burnett -- for their next games.

 

Forecasters expected the storm with 105 mph top sustained winds to come ashore late Saturday or early Sunday somewhere along the middle of the state's Atlantic coast.

 

The arrival was about a day later than earlier predictions, a delay that forced the postponement of dozens of sporting events across the state.

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They should atleast make up one game this monday

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Only way to do that is to have the Expos agree to change their series vs the Cubs since they play eachother Monday.

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Apparently, the "Marlins officials" haven't been in contact with MLB:

 

From "Frances cancels weekend series" off MLB.com

 

"At this point, nothing has been determined about makeup dates for any of the three games. But there is speculation that a doubleheader will be played in one of the three games next weekend at Wrigley Field, perhaps on Friday. In that scenario, the Cubs would be the home team in both games. Also, since both teams off on Sept. 20, there is a likelihood that a doubleheader will be played at Pro Player Stadium."

 

Completely unfair to the Marlins and to their fans. Great for the Cubs and their owner's pocketbook... :thumbdown

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Apparently, the "Marlins officials" haven't been in contact with MLB:

 

From "Frances cancels weekend series" off MLB.com

 

"At this point, nothing has been determined about makeup dates for any of the three games. But there is speculation that a doubleheader will be played in one of the three games next weekend at Wrigley Field, perhaps on Friday. In that scenario, the Cubs would be the home team in both games. Also, since both teams off on Sept. 20, there is a likelihood that a doubleheader will be played at Pro Player Stadium."

 

Completely unfair to the Marlins and to their fans. Great for the Cubs and their owner's pocketbook... :thumbdown

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:mad : Someone needs a power bomb if this goes down.

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Apparently, the "Marlins officials" haven't been in contact with MLB:

 

From "Frances cancels weekend series" off MLB.com

 

"At this point, nothing has been determined about makeup dates for any of the three games. But there is speculation that a doubleheader will be played in one of the three games next weekend at Wrigley Field, perhaps on Friday. In that scenario, the Cubs would be the home team in both games. Also, since both teams off on Sept. 20, there is a likelihood that a doubleheader will be played at Pro Player Stadium."

 

Completely unfair to the Marlins and to their fans. Great for the Cubs and their owner's pocketbook... :thumbdown

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That better not happen. They have to get in contact with them dont they?? And plus look what it said in the First article:

Marlins officials assured fans the games will be played at Pro Player Stadium in Miami.

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I am sure everybody has thought about this...but, to make these games up in this fashion the Marlins will be playing nonstop for 30 games straight with 3 double headers within a week of each other.

 

Cubs on 9/10 (as proposed in Wrigley- if they do this, the Marlins should get Home field designation), the Expos on 9/14, and the Cubs at PPS on 9/20.

 

As if the team needed anything else to go against it this season. Oh, well - BRING IT ON !!!

 

A quote from STRIPES - "Lighten up Frances"!!!

 

GO FISH !!!

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see here's the real stupidity.

 

 

 

the cubs were babies and didnt want to move the series.

 

 

the most logical thing would of been to play in chicago this weekend and florida next weekend.

 

 

but that was too much for the cubs and their fans. instead they want to complicate things and add an extra home game.

 

 

not shocking.

 

 

 

cubs = jackasses.

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this is uncool. :mad : :mad : damn you frances. i want to stab you in the ankle. :plain so that means im not seeing my marlins until Monday??? :confused

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Til Tuesday, they are off Monday.

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The problem started when the Cubs refused to fly down Thursday. Using the earlier track projections atleast one game could have been played Sunday. Using the latest track projections they could have played Friday and today.

The Cubs waited until the airports were closed and screwed any chance to play a single game this weekend at PPS. Loria/Samson better not reward them with another home game.

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