Archive for the 'Wrigley' Category

Wrigley’s Winter Renovations

Wednesday, November 28th, 2007

I have added a new photo page where I will put any pics that I have taken of Wrigley’s construction improvements this off-season. I have a few of the field renovation and a few of some exterior work as well. ikoni

Digging Up The Past

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

While digging up the the old ballpark in order to instal a state of the art drainage system, the crew found the old concrete supports for the Bears goal posts.

The Bears played on the north side from 1921 to 1970. The goal posts were located nearby home plate and the left field […]

Concepcion Goes For A Spin In Wrigley

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

I’ve heard of baseball players being superstitious and doing strange things to try and readjust their mojo, but sometimes they just seem like idiotic 20-something boys. Case in point, I give you David Ismael Concepcion.
It was 1976. The Reds were in Chicago in April playing the Cubs, and the only thing colder than the […]

Wrigleyville Storm Destruction

Saturday, August 25th, 2007

On August 23rd, 2007, Chicagoland was hit hard by a fast moving storm that laid waste to certain parts of the city and suburbs. Trees were uprooted, windows were blown out and basements were flooded. Many people were left without power for days. The area surrounding Wrigley Field had it’s share of desvestation, including damage […]

Wrigley Field - The Ultimate Set-Piece

Thursday, May 24th, 2007

While the Cubs are in California, Hollywood came to Wrigley Field for the filming of a scene from “The Express”, a movie about Ernie Davis, the first african-american man to win the Heisman Trophy. He was drafted first overall in the 1962 NFL draft and tragically died of leukemia before playing in a single pro […]

Parking

Wednesday, April 11th, 2007

Probably the biggest annoyance about going to Wrigley Field is the lack of parking. Now, this is certainly an issue everywhere in Chicago, but when you have over 40,000 people trying to get into one city block and parking is not reasonably available nearby, it needs to be addressed.
The first step to relieving some of […]

New Brickpavers Finished, Player Bricks Added

Friday, April 6th, 2007

The brickpavers are finally finished, four days before the Cubs home opener. One thing that I didn’t realize was that they were placing notable Cubs names on bricks around the fan bricks. Phil Cavaretta, Hank Sauer, Andre Dawson, Rick Sutcliffe, Mark Grace, Greg Maddux, Ryne Sandberg, Billy Williams, Ernie Banks, Ron Santo, Hack […]

Ricky Says “I Work In A Dump” - Again

Wednesday, April 4th, 2007

A few years ago, Rick Morrisey wrote a column about how old and decrepit Wrigley Field had become. At the time, concrete chunks were raining down on the heads of fans and netting had to be put up. This is what I wrote on July 24, 2004 at my previous and now-defunct blog […]

Cubs Lose Opener; Wrigley To Be Sold Separately?

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

The Cubs lose 5-1 to the Reds as Zambrano just doesn’t look like he can maintain his focus and emotions on Opening Day. This is disconcerting only because if/when he gets the chance to pitch in a World Series, will he be able to hold it together? We know he can pitch lights […]

Play Ball!!

Monday, April 2nd, 2007

Even though the Cubs are opening the season away from Wrigley, here’s a shot of the marquee taken this morning on my way to work. This will be my first entry into my “Wrigley A Day” collection, in which I will take one picture of Wrigley Field every day and post it here, which […]