The Cubs announced Monday afternoon that they have reschedule Sunday’s snowed-out finale with the Angels for Monday, June 3. That follows the best day on the Gregorian calendar and is the first mutual off day for the two teams. It’s also the best option for the Cubs given the other two potential dates.
August 26 and September 23 were the only other possibilities, but both would see the Cubs playing too many games in too few days. Even this June makeup means 34 games in 35 days, but the next option would have meant the same from August 20-September 22. And the September option would give them 33 games in 34 days with 25 straight to close the season.
Those of you who are interested in how ticketing will work should check out this snippet from the press release.
Tickets to the April 14 game at Wrigley Field will be honored for the 3:05 p.m. CDT Monday, June 3 makeup game. Fans are encouraged to retain their tickets (mobile and/or printed) from the April 14 postponed game to use for the rescheduled contest. No ticket exchange is necessary. Mobile tickets via the MLB Ballpark app will automatically update with the make-up game information. The Replica Wrigley Field Statue giveaway presented by Xfinity will be distributed to the first 10,000 early arriving fans.