Video of Conan O’Brien running through Wrigley Field in a taped segment from his “Tonight Show” debut:
Cubs’ ownership is considering installing giant Jumbotrons at Wrigley. Not to see the action close-up, mind you, but to cater to fantasy fans who require up-to-date stats from around the league. The current scoreboard, you see, just wasn’t built with today’s fantasy baseball fan in mind.
Please, Kenney–rather than destroying its beauty bit by bit, just bulldoze the field and completely rebuild it. Let’s just get it over with quick.
From a Cubs.com story:
“The element of preserving the scoreboard and yet giving the fans more information about the game, there could be an argument that that’s a positive,” Kenney said. The Cubs would have to get the city of Chicago’s approval to install large video scoreboards.
“On the one side, you have a great number of fans who are fantasy players who crave statistical information,” he said, “and our hand-operated scoreboard doesn’t provide much, particularly about the other games that are occurring, and there’s no replay capability.”
Originally posted by Green Fairy on her blog, Uptown Chicago History.
Original caption reads: “Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, waiting to enter the ballpark for a 1929 World Series game between the National League’s Chicago Cubs and the American League’s Philadelphia Athletics. A crowd is surrounding the men, and a dog is standing in the foreground. Image of a group of men and a boy holding thermoses, sitting on crates outside Wrigley Field is located at 1060 West Addison Street and bounded by West Waveland Avenue, North Seminary Avenue, North Clark Street, and North Sheffield Avenue in the Lake View community area.”