Art by Jeff Knecht

The Bleachers at Wrigley Field

03 Jul 2009

I spent the day roasting myself at the Cubs game. I can hardly think of a better way to spend an afternoon, especially when the Cubbies get a win.

The scoreboard at Wrigley is an icon of tradition… one of the last manually operated scoreboards in the Major Leagues. You won’t find any Jumbotron in Wrigley Field, no sir! This is baseball, as pure as it can be — at least as pure as it can be when you’re fielding a team full of multimillionaires.

That part of the field, by the way, is where Milton Bradley dropped an easy fly ball. Whoa boy… Chicago fans can be merciless when a highly-paid, highly-touted, professional athlete does something so inept! Just ask Rex Grossman; I’m sure he can tell you a thing or two.

By the way, anyone got any good tips for laying down a clean watercolor wash on smooth paper?