No other building or monument, neither the Sears Tower nor Buckingham Fountain, represents Chicago like Wrigley Field, thanks in no small part to WGN-TV’s national telecasts in the eighties and nineties. An oasis of baseball standing in the middle of a neighborhood, there are parts of Wrigley you can close your eyes and see in a day-game dream: the ivy, the exposed brick, the old-fashioned scoreboard, the Old Style, the bleachers. Hands down the best place to watch a baseball game in the country, regardless of the teams on the field. And remember folks, as Chicagoans, it is your God-given right to blow off work and catch a day game. Don’t do it too often, and you won’t get fired.
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Best of Chicago 2002