Is Wrigley Field a dump? Vote!

June, 15, 2011
OK, it's been all over the news this week: Is Wrigley Field a dump?

After Peter Gammons referred to Wrigley as such (and Ozzie Guillen responded in general agreement), Chicago Sun-Times columnist Rick Morrissey wrote that he had called Wrigley a dump back in 2004.

Morrissey writes that the tide is changing in Chicago. Fans are turning against the ballpark. I think they've already turned against the team. (The Cubs themselves seem more concerned with the goat than the ballpark.)

Me? I'll take a neutral stance, although a friend of mine who once lived down the street from the old ballpark did compare Wrigley to a smelly, disgusting, beat-up, uncomfortable frat house couch.

What do you think? Check out the gallery below and vote in the poll.

Wrigley FieldScott Boehm/Getty ImagesWrigley Field was built in 1914 for $250,000 for the Chicago Whales of the Federal League.
Wrigley FieldScott Boehm/Getty ImagesThe outside of Wrigley Field with its famous red marquee.
Wrigley FieldScott Boehm/Getty ImagesLet's say Wrigley is a little smaller in stature than, say, the new Yankee Stadium.
Wrigley FieldScott Boehm/Getty ImagesA view of the interior concourse at Wrigley.
Wrigley Field IvyJoe Robbins/Getty ImagesThe ivy was planted in 1937 by Bill Veeck Sr., taking an idea from Donie Bush Stadium in Indianapolis.
Wrigley Field bleachers Scott Boehm/Getty ImagesA day in the bleachers ... is it the ultimate baseball experience?

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