Wrigley Field Centennial Celebration, Part I.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the opening of Wrigley Field, as has been much written about in the press and online. The Cubs have lots of fun things planned to commemorate the ballpark's centennial season. Cubs Convention starts tomorrow, January 17, and the team has promised to announce yet more festive activities during the various weekend events.
Your trusty blogger has been going to Wrigley Field for over half of its existence (first game -- 1958). So I thought now would be a good time to begin a season-long Waiting4Cubs Wrigley Field celebration! We'll explore the ballpark inside and out, recall memorable games, meet the people of Wrigley Field, explore the neighborhood, avoid the food (!), and keep our eyes open for things that will help us define what our favorite single place on the planet is all about.
(Note: the actual anniversary of the first game is April 23. This is also Wife of Admin and my wedding anniversary! This is crazy because my birthday, October 14, is also the date the Cubs last won a World Series in 1908, lost a World Series to the Sox in 1906, lost another to the Athletics in 1929, and blew a lead in a certain 2003 playoff game after a guy named Bartman reached for a foul ball. Too many Cub coincidences!)
Let's start with watching a ballgame at Wrigley Field. The term "10 Best Seats" isn't exactly accurate. A couple of the locations listed aren't seats at all! And maybe these are more Admin's favorite seats than "best seats." But, hey! Let's have some fun with it!
In fact, let's begin our tour outside of the ballpark ...
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