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Wrigley Field... An Apology...

Some of you may have read of my dislike and even sometimes outright hate for Wrigley Field in the past...

I've complained about the lack of highway access, lack of parking, the ramps inside, the lousy sight lines from the handicapped seating and a host of other problems.  Well just 2 weeks ago I got tickets to the Cubs/Nats game for the day they dedicated the statue to Ron Santo.  I made sure and got tickets for myself and my buddy in the bleachers.

Now a few things changed from the last time I was at Wrigley.  I'm not living in the NW burbs anymore I'm in Evanston now so getting there on the red line solved the getting there and parking problem so that was good, but I was still a bit skeptical about the seats.

I'd like to now apologize to Wrigley Field and the Cubs for years of rants.

The new (to me) bleachers seats are FANTASTIC... I take back all the bitching and moaning I've done for years.

I'm getting ahead of myself though...

We got there early and wandered around the area a bit, stopped at Cubs World and took a walk around the park.  Some things have definitely changed around the park and there is more parking now... Not much more but since we took the Purple/Red line from Evanston I didn't need to worry about it.  However... DAYUM am I glad I didn't have to drive since the parking was $35 for the day...

My buddy and I are both in chairs so we needed a good spot to see the statue dedication from and found a good place right inside the Captain Morgan club on the ramp that leads in from patio area.  This turned out to be a good choice since it was right where the players, FO and VIP's walked by.

 

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Here's a picture of Pat Hughes I took as he was signing a book for the man
next to me and the view we had from the ramp in the Captain Morgan club.

After the ceremony we headed in from the clubs inside entrance and over to the bleacher entrance. There's a nice big elevator that takes you up to the bleachers that opens up facing the buildings across the street. Just to the left of the elevator is a nice, clean, large handicapped bathroom and the alcohol wristband checkpoint. Continuing towards the right field corner you have a few more vendors and the back of the taller section of the right field bleachers and then as you reach the end of that taller section it open up to this view...

 

 

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you can really see the damage that the McCartney concert did to the right field corner

The line of sight from the seats is fantastic. First off the people in front of you are 10 feet below you so it doesn't matter if they stand, sit or do jumping jacks. The area is wide, level and perfect and we even had some of the greeters stop by to check on us.  

I will definitely be going back more often for bleacher seats and if I could afford it I'd be getting season tickets.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of SB Nation or Al Yellon, managing editor (unless it's a FanPost posted by Al). FanPost opinions are valued expressions of opinion by passionate and knowledgeable baseball fans.

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