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Bleacher Reconstruction Update - November 11

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On a day when you are all probably sitting waiting for the Cubs to announce that they've signed Rafael Furcal, I decided to hie myself over to the ballpark for more photos:







Top: Looking south down Sheffield; closer view of above

Row 2: Looking west down Waveland; closeup of last pre-existing RF section and RF wall (curve of "well" visible)

Row 3: Beneath pre-existing LF sections; construction proceeding behind CF wall

Bottom: Concrete being laid underneath CF area (note ramp visible in background)

Photos by Al

Seriously, you didn't think they were going to sign him today, did you? PATIENCE.

Just to amuse yourselves and provoke more comment, here is a complete list of all players who have filed for free agency as of yesterday:

Orioles--James Baldwin, rhp; Jason Grimsley, rhp; Eli Marrero, of; Rafael 
Palmeiro, 1b; B.J. Ryan, lhp; Sammy Sosa, of; B.J. Surhoff, of
Red Sox--Johnny Damon, of; Tony Graffanino, 2b; Matt Mantei, rhp; Kevin 
Millar; 1b; Bill Mueller, 3b; Mike Myers, lhp; John Olerud, 1b
Indians--Scott Elarton, rhp; Juan Gonzalez, of; Jose Hernandez, 1b; Bobby 
Howry, rhp; Kevin Millwood, rhp; Bob Wickman, rhp
White Sox-- Geoff Blum, 3b; Raul Casanova, c; Carl Everett, dh; Paul 
Konerko, 1b; Frank Thomas, dh
Tigers-- Jason Johnson, rhp; Bobby Higginson, of; Fernando Vina, 2b; 
Rondell White, of
Royals-- Brian Anderson, lhp; Denny Hocking, of; Jose Lima, rhp; Joe 
McEwing, 3b; Scott Sullivan, rhp
Angels--Paul Byrd, rhp; Jason Christiansen, lhp; Lou Merloni, 3b; Bengie 
Molina, c; Tim Salmon, dh; Jarrod Washburn, lhp
Twins--Jacque Jones, of; Joe Mays, rhp; Terry Mulholland, lhp
Yankees--Kevin Brown, rhp; Alan Embree, lhp; John Flaherty, c; Tom Gordon, 
rhp; Matt Lawton, of; Al Leiter, lhp; Tino Martinez, 1b; Ramiro Mendoza, 
rhp; Felix Rodriguez, rhp; Rey Sanchez, ss; Ruben Sierra, dh; Tanyon 
Sturtze, rhp; Bernie Williams, of
A's--Alberto Castillo, c; Octavio Dotel, rhp; Erubiel Durazo, dh; Scott 
Hatteberg, dh; Ricardo Rincon, lhp
Mariners--Shigetoshi Hasegawa, rhp; Dave Hansen, 1b; Jamie Moyer, lhp; Jeff 
Nelson, rhp; Pokey Reese, ss; Dan Wilson, c
Devil Rays--Roberto Alomar, 2b; Danny Bautista, of; Alex Gonzalez, 3b; 
Travis Lee, 1b; Eduardo A. Perez, 1b
Rangers--Sandy Alomar Jr., c; Doug Brocail, rhp; Greg Colbrunn, 1b; Richard 
Hidalgo, of; Steve Karsay, rhp; Kenny Rogers, lhp; John Wasdin, rhp
Diamondbacks--Royce Clayton, ss; Shawn Estes, lhp; Buddy Groom, lhp; Tim 
Worrell, rhp
Braves--Kyle Farnsworth rhp; Julio Franco, 1b; Rafael Furcal, ss; Todd 
Hollandsworth, of; Brian Jordan, of; Eduardo Perez, c; Jay Powell, rhp
Cubs--Jeromy Burnitz, of; Chad Fox, rhp; Nomar Garciaparra, ss
Reds--Rich Aurilia, 2b; Jacob Cruz, of; Luis Lopez, 3b
Rockies--Todd Greene, c; Byung-Hyun Kim, rhp; Dan Miceli, rhp; Jamey 
Wright, rhp
Marlins--Antonio Alfonseca, rhp; A.J. Burnett, rhp; Jeff Conine, of; Damion 
Easley, 2b; Juan Encarnacion, of; Alex Gonzalez, ss; Lenny Harris, ph; Todd 
Jones, rhp; Jim Mecir, rhp; Brian Moehler, rhp; Mike Mordecai, 3b; Paul 
Quantrill, rhp; Ismael Valdez, rhp
Astros--Brad Ausmus, c; Roger Clemens, rhp; Orlando Palmeiro, of; Russ 
Springer, rhp; Jose Vizcaino, 2b
Dodgers--Wilson Alvarez, lhp; Paul Bako, c; Elmer Dessens, rhp; Darren 
Dreifort, rhp; Olmedo Saenz, 1b; Jose Valentin, 3b; Jeff Weaver, rhp
Brewers--Jeff Cirillo, 3b; Rick Helling, rhp; Wes Helms, 3b
Mets--Marlon Anderson, 1b; Miguel Cairo, 2b; Mike DiFelice, c; Danny 
Graves, rhp; Roberto Hernandez, rhp; Braden Looper, rhp; Doug Mientkiewicz, 
1b; Jose Offerman, 1b; Mike Piazza, c; Felix Heredia, lhp; Shingo Takatsu, 
rhp; Gerald Williams of
Phillies--Terry Adams, rhp; Kenny Lofton, of; Ramon E. Martinez, ss; Todd 
Pratt, c; Michael Tucker, of; Ugueth Urbina, rhp; Billy Wagner, lhp
Pirates--Brian Meadows, rhp; Jose Mesa, rhp; Daryle Ward, 1b; Rick White, rhp
Cardinals--Einar Diaz, c; Cal Eldred, rhp; Mark Grudzielanek, 2b; John 
Mabry, of; Matt Morris, rhp; Abraham Nunez, 3b; Al Reyes, rhp; Reggie 
Sanders, of; Julian Tavarez, rhp; Larry Walker, of
Padres--Pedro Astacio, rhp; Robert Fick, c; Brian Giles, of; Chris Hammond, 
lhp; Ramon J. Hernandez, c; Trevor Hoffman, rhp; Joe Randa, 3b; Rudy 
Seanez, rhp; Mark Sweeney, 1b; Eric Young, of
Giants--Scott Eyre, lhp; J.T. Snow, 1b; Brett Tomko, rhp
Nationals--Tony Armas Jr., rhp; Carlos Baerga, 3b; Gary Bennett, c; Hector 
Carrasco, rhp; Deivi Cruz, 2b; Joey Eischen, lhp; Jeffrey Hammonds, of; 
Esteban Loaiza, rhp; Preston Wilson, of