Brewers angry about time change for game against Cubs at Wrigley
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) – The start time for the Brewers vs. Cubs game at Wrigley Field on Friday, September 8 has been moved from 1:20 p.m. to 7:05 p.m.
According to Brewers beat writer, Adam McCalvy, the Brewers are not happy about the time change and "vigorously object" to the adjustment. The anger on the Brewers side is because the time change has been specifically done for a "competitive reason."
The Brewers have the day before, Thursday, September 7, off while the Cubs will be playing a night game in Pittsburgh. Cubs Manager Joe Maddon said his players would be significantly more tired going into the game than the Brewers would be.
Since Wrigley Field is right in the middle of a neighborhood the City of Chicago regulates how many night events the field can host, including concerts and special events. Current regulations state Wrigley can host 47 night events each year and can never hold Friday night games.
The schedule change for the Cubs, Brewers game had to get special authorization from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel who is hoping the change will solidify the Cubs presence in the postseason, "With the Cubs in the thick of the pennant race, we’re going to make sure the Cubs can focus on doing what they need to do: winning ballgames and bringing another World Series back to Chicago."