The Chicago Cubs are having a pretty awful season. Well, they’ve had a string of pretty awful seasons, actually. The Cubs are staring down their fifth consecutive losing season. They’re currently in last place in the National League’s Central Division. Oh, and they haven’t won a pennant since 1908 — since Theodore Roosevelt was president.
The good news for Cubs’ fans is that their farm system is probably one of the best in baseball, and team’s future does look bright, though that isn’t going to help this season. But the Cubs still have some problems, and not all of them are related to the team they’re putting on diamond in the friendly confines of Wrigley Field.
On Tuesday, Major League Baseball was forced to suspend the game between the Cubs and the San Francisco Giants before the bottom half of the 5th inning due to a torrential downpour made worse by grounds crew that had a difficult time covering the field with the tarp in a timely fashion.
The Cubs had a 2-run lead when the game was delayed, and won the game when it was completed the following day. But, as you can see in the video below, the grounds crew struggled to cover the field, making it completely unplayable: