On the coldest day yet this fall -- with temperatures 25 degrees below average -- BCB's David Sameshima returned to Wrigley Field and filed this report:
Utility work was still in progress around the ballpark and along Sheffield Avenue. Gravel has now been laid down along the right-field bleachers. During my visit, there was no visible work taking place in the bleachers. The utility crews were occupying much of Sheffield Avenue. On the Waveland Avenue side, they appeared to be using the large crane which is now located there to assemble another large piece of equipment.This is the first time that I have seen a concrete mixing truck on the job site (photo 24). It was working in the Red Lot, just west of the ballpark.The groundskeeper's cottage has been relocated further north in the Blue Lot. It is now just south of Grace Street.There are now "Do Not Enter" signs posted at the alley entrances on Seminary Avenue. These alleys are now the only way for residents to exit Kenmore Avenue. These alleys are now effectively one way to expedite traffic flow.Previously, I had mentioned that fences were going up around the Captain Morgan Club. They did not place fences around it. They have some equipment set up next to the club (photo 2). The fences are just surrounding this equipment.
More photos coming soon. The good news for the crews -- and for David -- is that the weather should get a bit warmer later this week.