Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Triangle Lot Next To Wrigley Field Under Construction

What folks call the Triangle Lot is starting to see some construction action. At some point this will be a big ol' office building, an underground clubhouse for the Cubs and a public plaza.
(I betcha a shiny nickel they call it "Toyota Plaza")

Take a gander:

Wrigley's steel columns dug down to the footings

Big ol' steel beams coming off the truck

Monday, October 27, 2014

Only Center Field Bleachers Remain at Wrigley Field

Well sir, the demolition of the left and right field bleachers is nearly complete. The only thing really left has been standing here since 1937: The center field bleachers, the old scoreboard and the outfield wall. I reckon construction of the new bleachers will start soon, and we'll will keep "posting" the updates.

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sad Photo of the Day

Ronnie Woo Woo watches as the LF bleachers are demolished

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Holy Shit. The Bleachers Are Gone

You can go ahead and tell me that this part of my beloved bleachers have only been here since 2006. But let me tell you something: All of this is happening just so they can put up a godawful jumbotron. 

I guarantee you this, If and when I do go to a game (that is, IF I can afford a ticket) I'm only gonna sit in the bleachers SO I DON'T HAVE TO LOOK AT THAT MONSTROSITY. 

Friday, October 10, 2014

Brick Walls Down as Wrigley Renovation Rolls On

Now we're cooking with gas.

This here Wrigley Field renovation finally came to life yesterday with the outside walls coming down. Now before you folks panic, let me give you a little background information. First off, these were only the outside brick walls. The ivy covered outfield wall is historically protected and good Lord willing will stay put for awhile. Secondly, these bleachers were renovated back before the '06 season (2006, that is) So these here bricks are only 8 or 9 years old.

Here are some photographs:

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Purdy Photo: chicaGO CUBS GO

I call this photograph: chicaGO CUBS GO

I am not certain if they did this on purpose or not, but I must say: It did catch me off guard.

I swear I have looked up at that marquee hundreds if not thousands of times. . . and yet, it was as if I was looking at it for the very first time. Glorious, really

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

It Was 100 Years Ago Today

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Beer Update at Wrigley Field

Here's the rundown on all of the important beer changes at The Friendly Confines this season.

 1. As we already told you: Budweiser is now the official beer of Wrigley Field
 So that means they are going to sell beers owned by the company that owns Budweiser: Bud, Bud Light, Bud that's half margarita, Goose Island, Johnny Appleseed Cider and a gluten-free beer called Redbridge.

 2. Beer vendors will only carry Bud/Bud Light or Goose Island 312 (Urban Wheat Ale or Urban Pale Ale)

 3. You can still buy and Old Style, but you'll have to get off your keister to get one.
The beer will return for its 63rd year at Wrigley, but you'll have to walk to go buy one.

 4. And I'm not making this up: They're also gonna have themed cocktails 
 While you're up, you'll also be able to get a 1910s Weeghman Park Old Fashioned, a 1920s Upper Deck Gin Rickey, a 1930s Called Shot, a 1940s Day Game, a 1950s Mr. Cub Cocktail #14, a 1960s Alabama Ironman, a 1970s Cooperstown Iced Tea, a 1980s Electric Ryno Margarita, 1990s Home Run Hop or a 2000s Playoff Punch