Weather Won’t Stop Joy As Fans Return to MLB

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Wearing a Chicago Cubs jacket and hat, Marc Passoni took in the moment. His buddy, Greg Cooper, stood nearby on his 59th birthday, holding an orange sign that read “First Masked Game 4-1-21.”

It was windy and cold at Wrigley Field, and neither of them cared all that much. They were home.

“It’s life-changing,” said Passoni, 40, of Springfield. “After the year we just had, not being able to touch our family, go to church, do anything, this is like church to me, baby. We’re home and we’re going forward.”

Said Cooper: “Best place on Earth to be today. I don’t care if it’s 30 degrees or 10 degrees.”