It's been a while since I've posted a blog. This is because every free moment has been taken up with finishing a book project. I've already blown the book's deadline.
However, this same book project made it possible for me to notice a rather significant error on one of the murals that the Cubs have mounted onto the red brick exterior walls along Sheffield and Waveland Avenues. I've advised the Cubs of the error.
But let's have some fun with it!
This post will show all 11 murals. Can you spot the mistake? If so, post it in the comments below, or send me an email. My address is email@example.com.
The murals are very nice. They're fun to check out if you have to stand in line waiting to get into the bleachers. It's also fun to take a leisurely stroll along Sheffield and Waveland when there is no game to study the cool historic photographs and artifacts. I stood in line admiring the murals on April 23 while waiting to get into the Centennial Game through Gate K. I was staring at one of the murals when it hit me right between the eyes like a line drive foul ball when you're paying more attention to your beer than the game.
It was just plain wrong.
At this juncture I'd like to point out that I have been in the graphic arts industry since 1980. Mistakes are inevitable. In fact, I am very confident that the book I am now finishing is loaded with errors, in spite of being proofed by me at least half a dozen times, other editors another three or four times, wife of admin at least three times, and a baseball scholar once. So I have nothing but sympathy for these kinds of errors.
Nonetheless, it is there for all to see right there on the Wrigley Field red brick outer wall. Let's take a look . I apologize for any mistakes I've made in reporting the photo captions!
I'll follow up in my next blog, which I'll post in a few days, after I hear from you. I'll follow up even if I hear from nobody.
I'll give a free signed copy of my book Waiting for the Cubs to the first 5 readers who correctly identify the error. This is not a prize, so I think it's okay for me to offer this.
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