Cubs fans make an extra effort to attend the home opener

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It takes more than a chilly day to keep Cubs fans away from Wrigley Field, especially when it’s the home opener.

Tuesday didn’t feature exactly ideal baseball weather but take two of the 2018 Cubs home opener was a “go”. If we know anything it’s if there’s baseball being played at Wrigley Field Cubs fans will fill the stands.

Cubs fans had to rearrange their schedules after the original opening game on Monday was postponed due to snow and cold. Tuesday they did whatever they had to do to make it back.

“I just had to find a babysitter again, but otherwise we’re good,” said Cubs’ fan Lisa Kiger.

“I had to talk to my boss, and my wife, and be very nice to both of them,” said fan Jason Sinitean
“My wife, by the way, is fantastic, and awesome, and very supportive.”

Cubs fans from all around the country made the trip to Chicago. And there were several folks from Rockford including the Pipitones.
“I had to talk real nice to the person I report to at work, but they were very accommodating so it worked out,” said Paul
Pipitone.

Russ Johnson made the trip to Wrigley Field all the way from Texas.

“It (his ticket) was a Christmas present,” said Johnson. “I live in Dallas, Texas and it was the greatest Christmas gift I ever got!”

Mother nature hasn’t been kind to baseball early in the season. It was 40 degrees not including the wind factor at first pitch in Chicago.

“I’ve got about six layers (of clothes) on right now,” said Johnson. “It’s football weather right now so it’s good.”

This is the type of weather fans are expecting to endure later in the year if the Cubs make it deep into the playoffs again and they fully expect that to happen.

“Absolutely!,” said Kiger. “We’ve got Bryant and Rizzo. We’re good!”

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