Take me out to the ball field, and that’s what we did! Saturday, June29, 42 club members went to Wrigley Field for an amazing tour! We left our cars at Fuddruckers and took a mini-coach bus to Wrigley. The day was hot but breezy and we didn’t even seem to notice the heat. We started out by learning the history of the Cubs, how they got started and who owned them. We had a great tour guide and he told us how the colors has changed over the years, the owners and how long they owned the club, the name of the Cubs was several names in the early 1900’s, like the chickens and the dolphins! We were told stories of how people would try and run the rim of the field and now there is a fence at the top of the rim and it’s to keep people from falling into the field! The Ivy wall out in the outfields took only 4 days to get it planted! The ball field is actually beautiful and very green! We then went up to the room where the players dress and were told stories again by our great tour guide, famous people like Babe Ruth, Johnny Bench and many more. Then we headed to the press rooms that overlook the ball field, one of those rooms was where Harry Cary always announced from. Then we got to head down to the dug out! What a great feeling it was to be in the Cubs dug out! Our tour guide told us not to go beyond the rope and onto the grass. He even said he had people try to dump their loved ones ashes on the field! Well Rob was taking pictures of our people and the field and we dared him to touch the grass to see if it was real. Rob did touch the grass and the tour guide yelled at him, but it wasn’t his fault really, and the grass is real!!
Everyone had a great time and after the 90 minutes Wrigley Field tour, we headed over to the Brickhouse Tavern for cool drinks and appetizers. Time flew by and our mini-coach bus was back and ready to take us back to Fuddruckers.
Great day at the ball park! If you didn’t attend, you missed a great event!