The Chicago Cubs' YouTube channel uploaded an insightful video about the weather-delay process at the Friendly Confines. (Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports)
The Chicago Cubs' YouTube channel uploaded an insightful video about the weather-delay process at the Friendly Confines. (Credit: Patrick Gorski-USA TODAY Sports)

WATCH: Cubs release interesting video about Wrigley Field's weather-delay process


by - Senior Writer -

CHICAGO — Thursday marked the 31-year anniversary of the first-ever night game at Wrigley Field, which was a deflating event that resulted in a rainout. In honor of the special date, the Chicago Cubs' YouTube channel released an interesting video as part of its "Basics and Beyond" series on Thursday that breaks down the weather-delay process at Wrigley Field.

One interesting tidbit that can be gleaned from the video is that the home team has the ultimate say regarding weather delays up until the umpires receive the lineup cards, from which point the umpires are the decision-makers. The fascinating clip sheds light on what all is taken into account for weather delays and relives some significant rain delays from Wrigley Field's past.

Video Description: Have you ever wondered how the decision is made to delay or postpone a baseball game? In our new YouTube series "Basics and Beyond," we'll give you the whole story from the various weather reports the team receives leading up to the game to how the process changes after the All-Star break. Comment below if you learned something new about Major League Baseball weather delays!

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