#278: Stand on a Major League Baseball Field

Batters up! Standing on Wrigley Field

Batters up! Standing on Wrigley Field

LOCATION: Wrigley Field. Chicago, IL.

This post is part of my Chicago Trip series. This is the start of the series.

            It was a pretty fantastic occasion for Troy and I knowing that we were about to tour Wrigley Field. The number one and two oldest baseball stadiums, and we were going to be at them both within this year! The tour of Wrigley took up to the upper stands where we saw the scoring board that is still manually used.

Troy at Wrigley Field

Troy at Wrigley Field

The guide also talked about the ivy walls that balls fall back behind and get virtually lost behind all the shrubbery. We then walked around the stadium to the other side of the stands and discussed more history. Since it was game day, we were not going to be able to go in the dugout or the locker room, but on regular days, they are a part of the tour. After discussing the vast history of the stadium we were able to go on the field as they were about to set up for batting practice.

I'm touching the grass!!!

I’m touching the grass!!!

Being on the field didn’t really feel like anything special, but it was definitely cool to say I’ve stood on Wrigley Field. I wish I could say the same about Fenway. I very much enjoyed all the stories about Wrigley Field and how it came about. The tour was excellent to experience before the game.

Boo to the Giants

Boo to the Giants

* Thank you Troy for accompanying me on this adventure.

WOULD I DO IT AGAIN?: I thought the tour was great! I probably don’t need to do it again, but I certainly recommend anyone going to the Chicago area to take this tour.

HOW TO DO THIS: Wrigley offers 1-2 hour tours for $25. http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/ballpark/tours/index.jsp?content=daily

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