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Cubs switch game schedule to avoid playing on day of Pride Parade

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February 06, 2014|By Leonor Vivanco, @lvivanco | RedEye

We all know how crowded Lakeview gets the day of the Gay Pride Parade.

So could you imagine if there was a Cubs home game on the same day and all that traffic that would come into the neighborhood?

Well crisis averted.

The Cubs were supposed to play at Wrigley Field on June 29, which is when the pride parade is planned. But the team changed the game schedule and moved the Sunday game against the Washington Nationals to Saturday, June 28 for a day-night doubleheader, the Cubs wrote on its Facebook page.

"This change was made at the request of Ald. Tom Tunney and in consideration of neighborhood traffic and congestion in connection with the annual Pride Parade," the Cubs said.

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