Wrigley Field is gonna get a major facelift. It will take five years, and will all be done in the off seasons. They are going to add batting cages underground, new clubhouses, new roofing, new concrete poured on the lower deck, more suites, much more done on the upper deck, better concourses, more restrooms, more concessions, a patio to the left of the LF bleachers, the removal of the LED board under the CF scoreboard, the potential to add an LED board below the seating in the left field bleachers, and perhaps a jumbo-tron (please no).
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NO, NO, NO they can't put a jumbotron in Wrigley Field.
Another GREAT Musial stat is that he had 3630 career hits....1815 at home, and 1815 on the road.
Too bad the Cubs brass have decided to spend so much on the stadium ( although it's probably needed) but none of that is going to hit one more home run, throw one more shutout or win one more game.
Looking at the Stan the Man's stats on baseball-reference website (GREAT site), in 1946 he lead the league in runs, hits, doubles and triples.
His 429 total bases in 1948 is a number that no one has reached since. "Only" 6th all time, but sitting 6th behind Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Lou Gehrig, Chuck Klein, and Jimmie Foxx isn't exactly bad company.
As great of hitters as guys like Cabrera, Pujols, etc. are now, I would have loved to be around back in the Musial/Ted Williams days. Those guys were just such great pure hitters, and probably could have hit 40-50 home runs a year if they wanted to. They just simply realized it wasn't needed and knew how to get the clutch single or hit the gap to help the team out. Had to have been a lot of fun to watch.
The Cubs were going to have to do something. Wrigley in it's current state just can't go on. It's falling apart, it was either renovate or build a new stadium.
I've literally wasted entire nights on baseball-reference or any of it's sister sites(there's football, basketball, college football, hockey, and auto racing ones too). Just amazing sites full of pretty much everything you'd ever want to know about sports.
Justin Upton is heading to the Braves. All that remains are the physicals.
Is there going to be a more overhyped outfield than Atlanta's now? Sure, if both Uptons and Heyward put everything together that could be great. But so far I don't see it out of any of them..........
I will be interested to see if getting out of Arizona will do Justin Upton some good, he clearly wasn't happy there and IMO dogged it at times which is what led and rightfully so Gibson benching him.
Out of the three I think that Justin has way more upside than either his brother or Heyward.