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Published May 13, 2011
SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER: In Chicago, Paul Sullivan notes the Cubs will play their first Saturday night game at Wrigley Field in 13 years this weekend, and if "some in upper management had their way, home night games on Fridays and Saturdays would be scheduled more often." A city ordinance from '88 "prohibits the scheduling of Friday and Saturday night games except in the case of nationally televised games" such as Saturday's Giants-Cubs affair on Fox. Cubs management believes that a "couple of Friday or Saturday night games during the regular season would be beneficial to the team, and to local establishments as well." But whether the ordinance "will be changed soon is doubtful" (CHICAGO TRIBUNE, 5/13).