April always brings cold temperatures to Wrigley Field, but it hasn't kept fans from coming to games for a number of years.
At least not until Monday.
If the chilly and overcast conditions were part of the reason for the smallest crowd at Wrigley since 2002, the Cubs can be hopeful of better days ahead.
If modest expectations for the Cubs are to blame, the team knows it has work to do.
''It's a little strange seeing empty seats, but it's our job to change that,'' reliever Kerry Wood said of the announced crowd of 26,292.
The Cubs drew only 20,503 on Sept. 11, 2002, against the Montreal Expos. It was the last time attendance was below 27,000 till …