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Play ball -- finally

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Looks like we're going to get an Opening Day today after all, albeit about 40 minutes late.

After hours of steady rain throughout the morning and into the afternoon, Wrigley groundskeepers began rolling up the tarp at 1:04 p.m.. the sun broke through the clouds briefly about 1:30, and we've got an announced game time of 2 p.m.

While we're at it, let's play two. Ernie Banks, already honored in an impressive ceremony this morning in which he unveiled his new statue outside the Cub offices at Clark and Addison, just threw out the ceremonial first pitch after another abbreiviated pregame ceremony for him.

For all the rain, the newly resurfaced field seems to have held up well as the players, milling in the dugout, prepare to take the field.

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