The Chicago White Sox grounds crew deserves a collective raise after the work they completed this morning to clear the blanket of snow covering Guaranteed Rate Field. Just three-and-a-half hours before the first pitch was thrown in the Sox vs. Rays game, the field was entirely unplayable. Just 8.1 miles north, the neighboring Cubs canceled their game due to weather conditions. Just a few minutes down the road, the White Sox grounds crew were working hard to prepare the field for play. Well, they were working hard for most of the time…
The below photo of the before-and-after feels like one of them “If you can’t handle me at my worst, you don’t deserve me at best” memes the youths are generating on the interwebs.
At the start of the 1:30 pm game, there were some empty seats. Not many Chicagoans wanted to venture out into the 34 degree weather.
Hey, at least the nineteen fans in attendance were treated to a funny from the scoreboard operator.
Someone could rip a far behind home plate and the center field bleachers would start giggling.
Must be a surreal experience.
At the time of me writing this (top 5th), the 1-8 Rays are beating the 3-5 White Sox 2-1.