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Wrigley Field Construction Update: October 14

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This is a significant date in Cubs history, but at Wrigley Field on October 14, 2014, not much was happening.

As you likely know, October 14 is the calendar date on which the Cubs won their last World Series, 106 years ago. Here's the boxscore -- and check out that time of game! The game was in Detroit, played in miserable weather in front of a very small crowd.

October 14 is the anniversary of a more recent significant event in Cubs history, and I think I'll leave that one be, hoping that a future October 14 will provide something better for us to remember.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014, a drizzly, humid, partly cloudy day in Chicago, I headed over to Wrigley Field to see if there was anything significant going on construction-wise. As it turned out, there wasn't; there's more cleanup going on of the debris from the demolished outer bleacher walls and related things that were taken down last week, as well as more concrete panels removed on the west side of the park (the concrete on the east and south sides won't be taken down until next offseason).

The first four photos are of the triangle lot, where you see the concrete panels being removed, and then a very large hole being started on the southernmost edge of the lot, closest to where the Ernie Banks statue was (photos 3 and 4). They are doing their best to conserve many things from the ballpark, as you can see by the "SAVE" notation on the gate on photo 5.

The rest of the photos are of the cleanup that's going on, and a bit of work inside, near Gate J on Waveland.

Finally, I thought you'd be amused by the thought of "CUBS TICKETS HERE" behind "DANGER NO TRESPASSING", photo 15.

Site note: the game thread for the two playoff games today will post at 2:30 p.m. CT. The first game of the day, Cardinals/Giants, begins at 3 p.m. CT.