The clock on top of the venerable Wrigley Field scoreboard read 8:06 p.m. Monday when tornado sirens began to wail in the darkness. Action between the Cubs and Astros had been suspended already for nearly a half-hour.
Then, minutes after the sirens howled, the wind started blowing out. Like, really out. Like carry-a-ball-to-the-Michigan-shoreline out.
Rain literally pulled a U-turn within the stadium and blasted the stands and press box. Within 20 minutes, debris floated along a river of standing water on the warning track behind the plate.
All of it gave a new, vastly unsettling meaning to the whole “It’s Gonna Happen” mantra of Cubs fans.
And all of it turned the game between Chicago and Houston into something of a mundane opening act.
“Let me say this: I’ve never been more nervous on the field in my life,” said Houston’s Lance Berkman
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