The day we have dreaded is here.
Today the Cubs "braintrust" announced: THEY ARE PUTTING A JUMBOTRON IN WRIGLEY FIELD.
Are we happy about this turn of events? No sir.
Did we start drinking heavily as soon as we found out? Yessir
We will have to get back to you with some rational thoughts at a later date, but let me tell ya - no matter how much we disagree with the decision, you can count on us to document the construction every step of the way.
Posted by Wayne
It seems pretty much halfway thru the offseason, so I reckon we should show you some of the goings on at Wrigley Field so far. Besides removing some 1950's concrete panels on the Clark Street side, this years round of upkeep seems to be more about patching and replacing concrete. Now don't get me wrong, they are working away in there and no doubt spending bundles of money, but I'm not too certain most folks will even notice what's been done. I reckon until they do some major renovating this work here will be par for the course.
Here are some photographs:
|Removal of the concrete panels from the '50s|
|Behind the panels: a mess, but they're working on it|
|Concrete pump truck|
|Ramp work off of Addison St.|
|More concrete work by that "Captain Morgan" monstrosity|
|Plenty of scaffolding over there by Waveland Ave.|