Sure, it was a screwup.
The Wrigley Field Grounds Crew got caught by a surprise storm and had to HURRY up and get the tarp out last night.
They were in such a rush that, when it unrolled, it was crooked and left parts of the infield exposed to the rain, which came hard but only lasted about 15-20 minutes.
They tried to fix the tarp, rolling it up and unrolling it again, but it was too late.
Field soaked, too dangerous to play on, game called.
All the Giants Fans are pretty mad and understandably so, because back in the first inning Anthony Rizzo blottoed a ball out onto Sheffield just after Javier Baez had taken his 3rd pro walk.
Cubs were up by 2.
And the Giants had so far been held at bay by Tsuyoshi Wada, who had given up 6 hits but no runs.
There's a wacky argument about the rules and "mechanical failure" not being able to be applied to a buncha guys trying to spread out a giant piece of plastic over some dirt and grass.
And the Cubs won so Giant manager Bruce Bochy's going to file some kind of complaint, and he's still furious I suppose.
But what about the Cub Fan?
What about you and me?
One minute I'm enjoying a Cubs game and without warning they switched it to the Sox and Hawk Harrelson's excruciating voice and miserable point of view.
If there's a rules change to be made, it should be that any time a Cub game is rained out, whatever station is playing the game should immediately put on a Steven Seagal movie.
That one where he's the cook on the ship and bad guys take over not knowing he's actually a disgraced Navy Seal and he kicks evil's ass.
Yeah, play that one.