Today marks the 100th birthday of Chicago’s Wrigley Field, which Sports Illustrated calls “the most meaningful sports venue in this country.”
The Associated Press today provides what it says is a rare a behind-the-scenes look inside the still-run-by-hand scoreboard. There are only two left. The Cubs will add a large video scoreboard next year.
By the way, according to CBS Sports, a baseball has never been hit off the scoreboard.
What baseball fan wouldn’t give it all up to have this job?
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Bob Collins has been with Minnesota Public Radio since 1992, emigrating to Minnesota from Massachusetts. He was senior editor of news in the ’90s, ran MPR’s political unit, created the MPR News regional website, invented the popular Select A Candidate, started several blogs, and every day laments that his Minnesota Fantasy Legislature project never caught on.
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