September 12, 2008

Rerouted Cubs wait to face Astros | cubs.com: News

Rerouted Cubs wait to face Astros cubs.com: News: "ST. LOUIS -- You don't mess with hurricanes, which is why the Cubs will have unexpected down time Friday and Saturday, part of what Lou Piniella called 'Hurricane Ike hiatus.'

The Cubs were originally scheduled to open a three-game series in Houston on Friday night at Minute Maid Park. But the Friday and Saturday games were postponed while Houston waits to see what Hurricane Ike decides to do. The storm was expected to make landfall in Texas early Saturday, and the city of Houston was in its path. Better to be safe, so Major League Baseball opted to postpone the games and take a wait-and-see approach."

4thebirds...
... info on Ike as it relates to the Astros/Cubs series.