Wed May 26 10:42pm EDT
Maybe the Ricketts family forgot to have the Com Ed bill transferred to their name.
Maybe Lou Piniella just wanted to go home and "accidentally" tripped over the wrong cord.
Or maybe the baseball gods just fell 22 years behind schedule and finally got around to making their statement about night games at Wrigley Field.
Whatever the case, everyone at the Friendly Confines was left to sip their suds in the dark on Wednesday night as an area power outage knocked out the lights on Wrigley Field's roof. The dimming occurred in the top of the fourth inning with the Dodgers leading the Cubs, 5-2, and the outage lasted around 18 minutes.
Fans passed the time by passing around a flash light and taking turns reading spooky selections from Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Infielder Mike Fontenot(notes) also got scared and asked Carlos Zambrano(notes) to go check on the noise he heard by the on-deck circle.
OK, so that last paragraph isn't true in the slightest — at least I don't think it is — and Com Ed quickly told the Chicago Tribune that a fallen tree limb in the area was to blame.