August 9, 2020
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CHICAGO – It was a strange start to the Cubs season as the city rolled back into Phase 3, but the boys in blue came out with a win.

Last year, people filled the streets at Clark and Addison and fans flooded inside the ball park.

Friday at 6:08 p.m., there weren’t any fans in the seats, but there will be some allowed on the rooftops around the ballpark. Rooftop owners gave out temperature checks and ensured everyone followed CDC recommendations. 

Bars were not be as packed as usual due to the city’s move back to Phase 3, but patios were. The rollback took effect at midnight.

Wrigleyville bars that don’t serve food will not be allowed to seat people inside. That’s ok with some Cubs fans who are hopeful these measures will keep COVID-19 cases down.

“I see a lot of establishments are trying to set spaces outside but you really truly have to be careful,” said Susie Silverman. “This is not a joke. I think people can be responsible because at the end of the day if we are, everyone benefits.

Kyle Hendricks became the first Cubs pitcher since 1974 to pitch a complete game shut out as the Cubs beat the Brewers 3-0.