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.