Hungary Jack wrote:
The innards are dumpy and it smells, but it's still a great place to watch a baseball game, especially with decent seats.
You have to be damn careful with that .. too careful. Last night I was on the phone 15 minutes with jr. guiding him in buying reasonably priced tix for the two of us. I bought for the April Tues. game and went with field box - even those you have to watch because if you are in the first few rows you have concourse traffic to contend with. But I was 12 rows back, so no worries. But for jr on a budget, a little different. He calls and starts asking about various 200 level seats - I was consulting an invaluable webpage
that has locations of all the poles, but most of the tix he was looking at just had aisle/row and no seat info - so we couldn't be sure we wouldn't have a pole to contend with. One had seat info but was row 19 - those are terrible seats because you are so far underneath the upper deck that you feel like you are watching the game through a pin hole. I encouraged him to go out - 239/240 where the pole either is gone or far enough back where you don't have to worry about it. I think we got row 8 in one of those sections - it's the OF but I know it's unobstructed.
During our conversation of back and forth he finally said this: "Wrigley Field is just a pain in the ass".
I had to agree, I've been going to alot of games there recently and the charm has just worn off. There are things I like about it still, but I get tired of dealing the crap. Last year I saw a Brewer/Cub game and we had 500 level seats in the first row - the concourse traffic was insane. That's all I did was watch people walk by. That's because the entire upper deck is served by one [expletive] food stand. The field itself is beautiful, and no doubt on a nice summer day with good seats it's as good as it gets. But there are about 6 nice summer days there. The weather sucks ass until mid June, it's close enough to the lake that until that [expletive] thing warms up you are screwed with any sort of wind coming off of the lake.
And getting to it? Not easy.
I'm tired of Wrigley. As far as I'm concerned B3 is better than Wrigley. I never have to worry about this [expletive] when going to B3. I know the view from the 100's is better than the 400's, but I also know that even though I'm way the [expletive] up there I don't have to worry about an obstruction.
Wrigley Field is just a giant pain in the ass.