Thursday, May 2, 2013

To And Around Wrigley

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A few more pix from Chicago. St. Louis has one of its big annual photo-ops this Saturday but I'll have to scrape along until then.

Going to a Cubs game at Wrigley Field is a deep experience for a baseball fan. Above, our group gets ready to board a Red Line CTA (Chicago Transit Authority) train at Chicago Avenue, near our hotel. We took it to Addison Avenue, right next to the stadium. 

Of course, it's squeezed into a neighborhood, known as Wrigleyville. The stadium is so small that people have built grandstands on top of the small apartment buildings across the street (now mostly converted to bars).

Below, the back of the lower deck of seats late in the game, with a very old-fashioned scoreboard. Cubs win! Cubs win!

I mentioned that the the Cubs have not won the championship in over a century. Our St. Louis Cardinals have done so eleven times.       

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7 comments: said...

I read an article recently that the Cubs plan to put up a big modern scoreboard that would block the view of some of hte people across the street, which of course has caused a conflict.

Going to a game at Wrigley took me back to the experience of going to games at the old Busch Stadium on Grand Avenue in north St. Louis.

brattcat said...

love that image of roof-top seating!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That's an amazing sight your group were comfortable in a private box, only way to go :) thanks for the bleachers info, I should have realised.

Stefan Jansson said...

I totally agree with brattcat, that roof-top seating is a bit special.

Jack said...

The legal battle between the Cubs and the owners of the rooftop seating promises to amuse lawyers who are baseball fans, like you and me.

William Kendall said...

I read a similar article about proposed changes there.

Steve Bartman was obviously nowhere to be seen?

Oakland Daily Photo said...

Privately owned grandstands? Who knew?