Our fabulous summer Baseball tour took us altogether to 15 of America’s shrines, or if you prefer, Baseball Parks.
This post will talk about one of the three oldest.
Wrigley celebrated is’s 100th year this summer. That is about all it had to celebrate, because once again they had a miserable season.
Unfortunately, they could not let us keep the can, it would have made a wonderful souvenir. Also, unfortunately, it is a very long trip down the ramps to find a men’s room. I asked a worker on the second level, where we were sitting, if there was a restroom up here.
He said “nope, only one, downstairs”
So I said “that just ain’t right.”
He said “Hey, this place is 100 years old.”
So, your irreverent travel blogger asked him ‘What? People did not need to piss a 100 years ago?”
Unless you pay for better seats in Wrigley, you are likely have an obstructed view. This is a little annoying.
This started (I think) in the early 1970’s when some dude realized his rooftop had an unobstructed view of the game. He started inviting his friends to bring lawn chairs and watch the cubbies. Then he built some bleacher seats and started selling tickets. It was innocent free enterprise.
They new owner of the Cubbies has announced that he is going to put in a big Jumbotron behind the outfield, which would create yet more obstructed views. Basically it would put these entrepreneurs out of business. They have hired lawyers, and the lawsuits are flying better than the Cubs hits.
The area around Wrigley park is called Wrigleyville. About every building is a restaurant with a bar. I have no idea how they survive the winter.
For dinner Broach Baseball tours took us to Harry Caray’s steakhouse. It, and he, are both overrated. Enough said.
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