Anthony Rizzo would do something drastic for less cold April games

Cubs shortstop Addison Russell is unable to tag out the Braves’ Ozzie Albies at second base during the second inning Saturday at Wrigley Field. Both teams called the cold wet conditions on Saturday the worst they’d every played in. (Chris Sweda

The originally scheduled afternoon game between the Cubs and Cardinals has been moved to 1:20 p.m. Thursday, which had been a scheduled off day for both clubs.

"I think we play too much baseball", Rizzo said on Chicago radio station WMVP-AM.

Wednesday's scheduled game between the Cards and Cubs in Chicago has been postponed.

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Cubs first baseman Anthony Rizzo was hit by Wainwright's first pitch to him in his return to the lineup after being sidelined by lower back tightness.

The second of a two-game series between the Cardinals and Cubs was postponed to Thursday due to inclement weather.

"I think playing in the cold sucks", said Rizzo added. But are we playing this game for the money or do we love this game?

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Yet lightning didn't strike twice for the Cubs in as many games - or maybe a heater if you want to keep in the spirit of the freezing temperatures.

In 2016, when asked about a reduced schedule, MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred told reporters if players were to "work less, usually you get paid less".

"In a flawless world, we'd start the season later and play a few scheduled doubleheaders going into an off day", he said.

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"As a fan you're going to a baseball game in April, and it's raining, snowing and [with] freezing rain", he said. Is it really that much fun?

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