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Wrigley Field Review
With its first major league game played here on April 23, 1914, the venerable, ivy-covered home of the Chicago Cubs is the nation's second-oldest major league ballpark. The original scoreboard is still used. Score-by-innings, players' numbers, strikes, outs, hits, and errors are all posted manually. Die-hard fans opt for the bleachers, while the more gentrified prefer box seats along the first and third baselines. If you look up along Sheffield Avenue on the east side of the park, you can see the rooftop patios where baseball fans pay high prices to cheer for the home team. Ticketless fans sit in lawn chairs on Sheffield during the games, waiting for foul balls to fly their way. Also check out the Harry Caray statue commemorating the late Cubs announcer; in the bottom half of the seventh inning, fans sing "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" in his honor. Tours of the park and the dugouts are given from April to October when the Cubs are on the road.
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Where: Chicago with a friend and her pre-teen daughters
When: Two days in February 2014
Why: After being housebound by what seemed to be a never-ending winter (enough already!), it was time to bundle Read more
In December 2013/January 2014 my wife and I did a three week trip to the USA, with the aim of experiencing a proper North American winter. Read more
We've never been to Chicago other than changing planes.
We'd like to go for a few days but that's a lot of flying to spend 3-4 days in one place.
Any add-ons in the area?
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