Wrigley Field was built in 1914 and is the second-oldest major-league stadium (Fenway Park is two years older).
Wrigley field is called "the friendly confines" and it does have a nice feel to it. I went to the game Monday with my sister, Kaye, and my brother-in-law, Terry.
MOJO: "The Cubs have lost 12 in a row."
Terry: "With the Cubbies, it's not about winning."
Terry is right. It's about the little things: He mentioned two or three times how glad he was that Kerry Wood struck out the last batter he faced before he retired. It's about the atmosphere. It's about tradition and ivy on the bleacher walls. It's about a fun day at the ballpark.
I remember the first time I went to Fenway Park and thought: "Babe Ruth played here." Well, he played at Wrigley, too. This from the Cubs' history FAQ on their web site: Babe Ruth's "called shot," when Ruth allegedly pointed to a bleacher location during Game 3 of the 1932 World Series ... Ruth then hit Charlie Root's next pitch for a homer.
Photos No. 1 and No. 4 taken with my Point-and-shoot. The other two with my Canon 40D.