(Opening Day 1971) Honestly, the Best Video I've Seen About Cubs Fans and Wrigley Field

There's a whole lot of crap on YouTube.

There's a whole lot of crap about the Cubs on YouTube.

There's a whole lot of crap created by Cubs fans on YouTube; usually just assorted pictures with crappy music playing in the background about how this new edition of the Cubs (insert: 2007,2008,2009, etc.) will be different than the last.

Press 'Play'.  Listen to crappy Nickelback song.  See pictures of old player with promise that is no longer on the team.  Press 'Stop'.  Depression starts.

However, finally, you can get away from the typical crap on You Tube about the Cubs, their fans, and Wrigley Field.  Take a look at this gem from 1969-1971.

The film opens with signed color pictures of various Cubs players from '69-'71.  The video then rotates between footage of Opening Day 1971 and random shots of Wrigley throughout the season.

The glimpses of Wrigley, the surrounding area, the residents, and the fans is telling.  For someone my age (32), it provides context to what the area used to look like, the feeling of camaraderie that existed between player and fan, and the innocent/fun view of sports from yesteryear.  (Sports have evolved so much over the past 40 years, it's no longer a game.  It's treated as a mix between business and war.)

 

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