Picture of Wrigley Field with upper deck closed

Continuing this morning’s attendance observations, here’s a shot of Wrigley in the 70’s with the upper deck closed.   I guess the whole “Cubs are cool” thing didn’t start until Sandberg showed up.

Those of you of a certain age will recall the uppers at Shea being closed quite often.   I don’t think we’ll see the Promenade closed this season, but another 90 loss disaster and you never know what 2011 holds.

Oh, your partial plan invoice is due tomorrow.  Lick that stamp.

Read more about the closed uppers at Wrigley here.

The hsistory section on Bleed Cubbie Blue has several cool old photos from Cubs games.

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Wrigley Field In December (Part 4)

If you’re a Mets fan you’ve probably taken the subway to Shea/New Place.   Here’s the Chicago equivalent.

Take a close look between those buildings…those are some of the “across the street” seats.

Another view from the platform

And here’s what the subway car looks like in case you’re curious.

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Wrigley Field In December (Part 1)

Recently I was strolling past Wrigley Field (really, as “Clark Kent”) and whipped out the old cameraphone…

That’s the look through the main gate…I wonder what they are up to with all these ladders?

See those fanbricks?  Tomorrow we’ll take a closer look at those, for an easy way the Mets could honor their history…

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Mets Police Stadiums Week: Day One Wrigley Field

Welcome to Stadiums Week.

What is Stadiums week you ask?  I thought it might be fun to look at some other parks and see what we find.

Since the Mets are in Chicago I thought I’d pull up some of my pics from Wrigley earlier this summer.

This picture was taken from my assigned seat.  I got THE hook-up of all time.  

If I stuck out my left hand it landed on this.   It was one of the most awesome days I ever had at a ballpark.

I was on an obstructed view kick, so for laughs I decided to demonstrate how “obstructed” my view was.  I can’t see the batter because of Theriot.

Also note the plexiglass blocking the owner.  That’s the owner with the blue stripes.  I think.

Here’s an obstructed view for you.  I posed it, but as you can see it is actually the view some fans have.  If you go on Stubhub and are like “wow, Cubs seats for $5” it’s one of these.

The stairs from the main hallway level up to field level

One of the many banners.  I’d like to steal this idea for Citi Field and am working on a list of suggestions.

Bob Murphy deserves one in Queens don’t you think?

I have posted more pictures of Wrigley here and here and here.  Here’s Wrigley’s brickwalk.

Come back tomorrow for a trip to Petco.  If you’d like to share your photos of your stadium travels hit me up at pictures@metspolice.com

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Taking The El to Wrigley Field

Regular readers of the Mets Police know I took lots of pictures of my recent trip (do a search for Wrigley Field using the search box on the right side of the page if you want to see them).  I didn’t want to turn this in to the Cubs Police, especially with a long winter between July 4th and April 1st this year – gotta save the generic stuff – but I thought I’d share what it looks like to take the El to Wrigley since I’m sure you guys have taken the 7 to Shea at least once.  Yeah I said Shea.

I find a lot of “Mets nerds” are also “Subway nerds” – like I could totally see Howie Rose knowing lots about the BMT, couldn’t you?

When you get down to street level this is the view.  Between the buildings you’ll see Wrigley, and these are the backs of the “rooftops.”

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