Did you see the list of stuff Crane Kenny put out there regarding Wrigley Field?
They're all in a story by Carrie Muskat.
Lets look at a couple...
Retiring good ole' #31 is a good idea - Greg Maddux and Fergie Jenkins will get their own flag on May 3rd.
Awesome, and I hope I'm lucky enough to be there for that.
Looking to the Blackhawks for ideas on how to make Wrigley a better hockey rink is a good idea, but taking their ideas and applying them to baseball maybe not.
Specifically, whatever the Hawks did with jumbotrons.
Crane is aware of the uniqueness of Wrigley - he even says so in the story.
But he kinda hints that they're maybe thinking some more "information" should be available at Wrigley.
(again from the story) "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."
So, that means if you're busy looking at statistical information and scores from other games rather than watching the Cubs play, you'll sure need that jumbotron to replay the play you just missed because you were looking at that other stuff.
Am I just being an old stick in the mud?
I don't think so - I like to go to the park and watch the game, that's all.
So while I understand the talk, I just hope it doesn't happen.
You want all the stats and other scores, get an i-phone.
Okay...concerts at Wrigley.
I know it messes up the field, but I do think this is cool.
It would be alot cooler with something maybe a little more compelling than Elton and Billy, but to be able to see a concert outdoors in a Chicago neighborhood is just a unique and potentially wonderful experience.
The indoor/outdoor bar next to the Harry statue.
This is so common sense I cannot believe they haven't done it yet.
Crane talked about this at the convention, and it should be another one of those pretty fun but too-crowded-to-go-into bars for before/after games.
And a great place for rain delays.
Lets hope the bathrooms are better than Bernie's.
There's more stuff to talk about - mostly the sale of the team, but this post is too long already.
Overall, however, I think there are some good things going on at my favorite park.