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Wrigley Field scoreboard has opponents a bit miffed

Apr 25, 2012, 1:30 PM EST

Wrigley Field

A new park effect in a 98 year-old park:

The new LED scoreboard under the right-field patio at Wrigley Field has been a financial breakthrough for the Cubs organization, which so far has refrained from cluttering the bleachers with ads. But now opposing teams are complaining the LED board can get so bright during night games it makes it difficult to warm up their relievers.

Shouldn’t be playing night games at Wrigley in the first place. There. Problem solved.

Sorry, just feeling old today.

  1. istillbelieveinblue - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:35 PM

    In related news, Calcaterra wants those damn kids to get of his lawn. :)

    • chiadam - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:09 PM

      When Calcaterra was a kid, you kid go to a matinee and get a frosty glass of root marm for a quarter and still have change for the ferry.

      • steevo14 - Apr 26, 2012 at 9:30 AM

        LMAO!

    • steevo14 - Apr 26, 2012 at 9:29 AM

      LOL

  2. WhenMattStairsIsKing - Apr 25, 2012 at 1:48 PM

    I’m not a fan of it either – I’d love to see it gone.

  3. The Common Man - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:32 PM

    I thought yesterday was complain like an old fart day.

  4. Nick C - Apr 25, 2012 at 2:58 PM

    Apparently bullpen catchers cannot see the ball. The release point of pitchers warming in the bullpen is right in line with the board. I understand the Cubs motive ($$$) but it could be problematic if a ball goes in play at the wrong time.

  5. hojo20 - Apr 25, 2012 at 3:31 PM

    I’ve been to 15 games at Wrigley, all day games. I refuse to go to a night game.

    • gmsingh - Apr 26, 2012 at 8:54 AM

      I’ve never been to a night game at Wrigley either. Night games were just the precursor to players getting paid 20 million a year–bah, humbug.

  6. meteor32 - Apr 25, 2012 at 5:09 PM

    C itzens
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    B aseball in
    S unshine

  7. dadawg77 - Apr 25, 2012 at 5:41 PM

    Tear down the whole ugly weedy urinal. The problem solved

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