Tag:Wrigley Field
Posted on: November 12, 2010 4:04 pm
Edited on: November 12, 2010 4:07 pm
 

Cubs crack Caray statue

Harry Caray The Cubs have added injury to insult of the state of Harry Caray outside Wrigley Field.

Less than three months after the Cubs moved the statue of Caray from the corner of Addison and Sheffield out of the way to the bleacher entrance on Sheffield and Waveland, the Cubs damaged the statue when trying to makeover the ballpark for the Northwestern-Illinois football game.

According to the Chicago Tribune , the crack in the base of the statue occurred last month when one of the field vehicles used in the ballpark makeover "accidentally clipped the corner while going over the sidewalk."

A Cubs spokesman told the newspaper replacement granite has been ordered and the Cubs plan on fixing the y-shaped crack that goes through the inscription, "Dedicated by the Chicago Cubs, April 12, 1999," running through the "H" in "the" and the "L" in April. The picture to the right is at the old location and before the crack.

The Cubs moved the statue this summer to make way for a new statue dedicated to Billy Williams, which was given the prime real estate, while Caray was moved to the cheap seats.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: November 4, 2010 8:20 pm
 

Wrigley readies for some football

Wrigley Field will host Nov. 20's college football game between Northwestern and Illinois.

Northwestern blog Lake the Posts has this picture:

Wrigley Field

It's not exactly new for the Cubs' home to host other events. In 2009, the NHL played its Winter Classic between the Blackhawks and Red Wings at the classic stadium.

Nor is football new to Wrigley, the Bears played there from 1921 to 1970 and are even named the "Bears" to better identify themselves with the Cubs. In fact, until 2003, Wrigley Field had hosted more NFL games than any other stadium with 365.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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Posted on: July 6, 2010 12:43 pm
 

Dave Matthews to play Wrigley

Just when you thought you couldn't get more drunk frat boys with no interest in actual baseball into Wrigley Field, they've found a way.

The Dave Matthews Band will play two nights at Wrigley Field, according to the Chicago Tribune . College sophomore girls experimenting with not showering will descend on baseball's favorite party spot Sept. 17 and 18, before deciding ivy's too harsh to smoke and they don't like smelly guys enough to make the next step on to Widespread Panic.

Billy Joel and Elton John were scheduled to play Wrigley Field this week, but the concert fell through when Joel decided not to tour and instead concentrate on finding another hot woman who wouldn't date him if he didn't have millions of dollars and then go find another 20-year old to start dating. Joel and John have played Wrigley before. Others who have played on the outfield grass and, like the inhabitants, don't have a World Series title are Jimmy Buffett, the Police and Rascal Flats.

-- C. Trent Rosecrans

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