CapeFish Posted September 13, 2004 Share Posted September 13, 2004 By Joe Frisaro / MLB.com CHICAGO -- Chicago is definitely the Marlins' kind of town. But the defending World Series champions will be glad to return to South Florida. Late Monday afternoon, the Marlins received word that they will be resuming their series with the Expos at Pro Player Stadium on Wednesday. A straight doubleheader has been scheduled for Wednesday in Miami, with Game 1 being played at 3:05 p.m. ET. The final game of the five-game series will be Thursday at 7:05 p.m. ET. The Marlins have been in Chicago since Friday, where they played a doubleheader against the Cubs at Wrigley Field. Because of Hurricane Ivan, the first two games of the series are being played at U.S. Cellular Field, home of the White Sox. The Marlins rallied to a 6-3 victory on Monday before a crowd of 4,003, with a 3,519 walkup. Tuesday's game will be played at U.S. Cellular Field, starting at 2:05 p.m. ET. All seats are general admission, and cost $15, with $5 going to hurricane relief. "Chicago has been very accommodating," Marlins president David Samson said. To give the games at U.S. Cellular Field home-game flavor, the Marlins have flown up their mascot, Billy the Marlin, and public address announcer Dick Sanford. Marlins players were treated to their own introduction music during their at-bats. "I guess this is a home game, but it's an extended road trip, in a good city," catcher Paul Lo Duca says of the entire Chicago experience. "There are guys who want to get home, and hopefully everything is safe over there. You look at it like that. I guess we're batting last, but it's weird. It's definitely weird." Joe Frisaro is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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