A very tiny crowd endured a freezing cold White Sox game

Snow has been the big story over the first few weeks of baseball. It’s the inherent risk of starting baseball in late March and early April, because spring doesn’t always have a chance to take hold. On Monday, the 12th day of the Major League Baseball season, snow was again the story as Chicago woke up to two inches on the ground and freezing temperatures.

While the Chicago Cubs decided to postpone their opening game at Wrigley Field until Tuesday, the Chicago White Sox bravely plunged ahead and held their game against the Tampa Bay Rays. And with temperatures in the mid-30s and a windchill that made it feel like 29 degrees, you might not be surprised to find out that not a lot of people were in the stands at Guaranteed Rate Field to see the game.

That’s… not a lot of people. That’s a “we had a game today but forgot to tell anyone” sized crowd. But people actually came out to the stadium, which is amazing. And with the game at Wrigley postponed until Tuesday, a small group of Cubs fans decided to travel south to see the White Sox. Can’t let a good game go to waste!

Anyone, regardless of fandom, who sat through any part of a game played in frigid, snow-adjacent temperatures should be applauded. Or possibly committed. (It’s a toss-up.) And it can’t be much fun to play baseball in those temperatures, either. But the players (and the grounds crew and the scoreboard operator) all found ways to have fun with the snow before the game.

Watching baseball players have snowball fights is a lot of fun, but everyone is ready for the temperatures to go up a few degrees so baseball can be played — and watched — more comfortably. Or at the very least can there be no more snow? Is that too much to ask?

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CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: A young fan watches the Tampa Bay Rays warm up prior to a game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Chris Archer #22 of the Tampa Bay Rays throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Chicago White Sox at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Snow falls at first base prior to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Workers cover the field for a snow delay prior to a game between the Chicago White Sox and the Tampa Bay Rays at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Mallex Smith #0 of the Tampa Bay Rays is tagged out at home plate by Omar Narvaez #38 of the Chicago White Sox during the fourth inning of a game at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Rob Refsnyder #8 of the Tampa Bay Rays beats a tag at second base by Yoan Moncada #10 of the Chicago White Sox during the second inning of a game at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - APRIL 09: Miguel Gonzalez #58 of the Chicago White Sox throws a pitch during the first inning of a game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Guaranteed Rate Field on April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)
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#WhiteSox fans are fed up. Bottom of the first. I better get a foul ball today. https://t.co/kpxgLqdihE
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