Cubs postpone home opener due to snow

The Chicago Cubs rescheduled their home opener to Tuesday at Wrigley Field due to frigid temperatures and accumulating snow on Monday.

The only team in the majors yet to play at home this season, the Cubs decided at 11 a.m. on Monday to wait another day to host the Pittsburgh Pirates.

The game was scheduled to be a 1:20 p.m. CT start and was pushed back one hour before snowfall led to the decision to wait until Tuesday.

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Chicago Cubs third baseman Kris Bryant checks out the new dugout and the snow on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The team's home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Snow covers Wrigley Field the morning of the Chicago Cubs home opening game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, April 9, 2018 in Chicago, Ill. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs second baseman Javier Baez plays in the snow on Monday, April 9, 2018 on Opening Day at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The team's home opener against the Pittsburgh Pirates was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Kris Bryant, Carl Edwards Jr. and their Chicago Cubs teammates pose in the snow on Monday, April 9, 2018 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Chicago Cubs players Javier Baez and Jose Quintana throw snowballs on the field on Monday, April 9, 2018 before they face the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of workers cleaning snow from Wrigley Field prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of Wrigley Field in the snow prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of Wrigley Field prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; Children make snowmen prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates at Wrigley Field. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 9, 2018; Chicago, IL, USA; A general shot of the grounds crew at Wrigley Field in the snow prior to a game between the Chicago Cubs and the Pittsburgh Pirates. Mandatory Credit: Dennis Wierzbicki-USA TODAY Sports
Workers at Wrigley Field clear seats of snow the morning of the Chicago Cubs home opening game against the Pittsburgh Pirates on Monday, April 9, 2018. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Nancy Stone/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
Blowers clear the infield on Monday, April 9, 2018 before the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates play the Cubs home opener at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Ill. The game was postponed to Tuesday because of the weather. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/TNS via Getty Images)
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About six miles south of Wrigley Field at the time the game was called, the Chicago White Sox were warming up to begin a three-game series with the Tampa Bay Rays as flurries covered the stadium seats.

--Field Level Media

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