We picked the hottest day of the year to go to Wrigley. Nearly 100 degrees and sweaty outside. Regardless of which we put the 16 megapixel camera function of the HTC Titan II to good use shooting videos and photos all over the stadium.
Wrigley Roof Top
Just when I thought it couldn’t get any better than the Monster Seats at Fenway we watched a few innings of the game from the Wrigley Rooftops. Blew Fenway out of the water. For $99 you can score a seat on the roof which also includes unlimited food and drinks.
Steve Bartman is to the Cubs what Bill Bucker was to the Red Sox in the 1980′s. The scapegoat of all the team’s problems. The guy has been in hiding ever since the incident in 2003. The chair has been a tourist trap at the stadium so if you want to see for yourself visit Section 4, Row 8, Seat 113.
Wrigley Fiend is a unique stadium because it is set right in the middle of a cool party neighborhood of Chicago. So before and after the game you can head out for your own little bar crawl. Make sure you hit up Casey Moran’s or The Cubby Bear and drink an Old Style.
A little known fact about the iconic ivy is that it is still the same original ivy plants from when it was first planted in 1937. We originally wanted to water the ivy but that was a no-go but seeing it alone is still a top 10 bucket list item for any good baseball fan.
Old Style Beer And Chicago Dog
When it comes to signature food there are a few well-known specialties around baseball. The Yankees have Lobels, the Dodgers have the Dodger Dog and Wrigley has Old Style Beer and the Chicago Dog. Old Style beer is brewed locally and is the beer of choice in the stadium. And what is a better compliment of a delicious beer than a hot dog? The only way to order a Chicago Dog is with everything on it.
Batting Practice Ball
In left field before the game you can shag home runs outside the stadium. Batting practice ends 45 minutes before first pitch so try to arrive about two hours before game time.
Harry Caray Chair
We all know the famous Will Ferrell SNL skit that put the long time Cubs announcer on the maps nationally. Well Harry Caray is gone but his memory lives on. The dude had probably the most epic glasses in history, they’re like women’s sunglasses with lenses. We got to visit the pres box and sit in Harry’s old seat where he led the Take Me Out To The Ballgame celebration for decades.
Going into the #WPbaseball Bucket List trip we assumed that one of the more difficult items would be to get into clubhouse. Apparently teams have rules against sneaking past security into the locker room. Lucky for us the Chicago Cubs were gracious enough to give us a tour. It was as close to impossible as something can get.
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