Wrigley Field Extras -
Top Three "Don't Miss It"s at Wrigley Field
The 7th Inning Stretch – Nowhere is “Take Me Out To The Ballgame” sung with as much energy as it is at Wrigley Field, where a different celebrity leads the crowd for every game since the death of longtime Cubs announcer Harry Caray. Not that you’re likely to miss it, of course. But you won’t be able to help join in with everyone as they “Root root root for the Cubbies”. And who knows, you may witness a Jeff Gordon moment.
The Organist – Organists have been a part of baseball for a long, long time, so it isn’t unusual to hear one even in modern ballparks. But at Wrigley, listen closely—the organist often will play humorous songs with titles that match a player’s name, or something appropriate for something that just happened on the diamond. During my last trip, an outfielder made a catch after a long run, prompting the Jackson 5’s “I’ll Be There” to be played on the organ.
The Bucket Bangers – I don’t know exactly where the bucket banging kids hang out after the game (I think it is on the Sheffield side of the ballpark), but you’ll hear them in any direction. These kids are extremely talented and entertaining, and I don’t doubt that they pull down a nice chunk of change on game days. The kids are as much a part of Wrigleyville as T-shirt vendors, and are worth whatever they make in entertainment value.
And of course, you won’t want to leave directly after the game, with so many places to pick up a souvenir, have a meal or dance to celebrate a Cubs victory. Wrigleyville is a “Don’t Miss It” in itself.
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