Wrigley Field renovation plans include significant work on the Cubs' clubhouse and training facilities. The visiting teams' accommodations? ... not so much. In spite of being the smallest in the majors, and consistently ranked the worst in either league, the visitors' clubhouse will see only minor improvements. The Cubs' owners have decided instead to spend a small fortune on ... how shall we say it? ... enhancing home field advantage by turning the third base side's current humble clubhouse into a state-of-the-art health club and sports medicine clinic.
In a January 20, 2013 piece for the Chicago Tribune, Paul Sullivan wrote "(Cubs President Crane) Kenney said visitors will get new batting tunnels, but 'they won’t get the other things.'"
That's the bad news for visitors. The good news is they will still be able to say that they used the same clubhouse as Jackie Robinson, Babe Ruth on the day of his alleged "called shot" that didn't really happen, Roberto Clemente, Sandy Koufax, Pete Rose on the day he tied Ty Cobb's all-time hits record (daughter-of-admin and I were at that game), Willie Mays, Stan Musial, Albert Pujols, and every National League player to put on a uniform since 1916, including dozens of Hall-of-Famers.
Now that's being part of history!
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