Barely underway for four hours now, the Insert-Hyperbolic-Name-Here Blizzard of 2011 is already having deleterious effects on both of Chicago’s baseball teams.

On the north side, the Tribune’s “Chicago Weather Center” page reports early damage to the Home of the Cubs:

A section Wrigley Field’s roof was blown off shortly after 6PM. Some of the debris landed in the intersection of Addison and Clark. Police are attempting to clean up the debris.

Meanwhile, on the south side, White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen is spending his first winter in Chicago, having decided, for some unknown reason, not to spend January and early February in Miami, as he usually does. He is currently sending out frantic distress signals via Twitter:

Ozzie Guillen Sorry people this is bad crazy oh my god

Ozzie Guillen Is to windy

As for me, I’m baking a pan of fudge brownies and sipping bourbon. Snow big deal.

UPDATE: Arvo Fingers, host of The Delirious Insomniac Freeform Radio Show at WLUW FM 88.7 (on the campus of Chicago’s Loyola University) started his usual shift last night at 1:00. Correction: He came in early, at 8 pm Tuesday night. He’s still on the air, as of 10:48 am Wednesday.

Stronger Than Dirt Pete Moss is one of the many aliases used by a Tom Long of Chicago, Illinois (not to be confused with other Tom Longs of Chicago or elsewhere). Tom was active in xerox zine culture from the late ’80s through the early ’00s under the Colicky Baby Records and Tapes imprint, and several examples of Tom’s mail art periodicals are filed deeply and safely away at the University of Iowa Libraries Special Collections Department in Iowa City and the Museum of Modern Art Library in New York City. Every so often he posts things at http://colicky.blogspot.com.

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