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Ernie Banks' bronze statue returned to Wrigley Field today after a week of restoration, and boy does it look spiffy. Apparently the likeness of Mr. Cub was starting to turn green prematurely so they did what they had to do. For good measure they also brightened up the blue accents that were already there when unveiled back in March of '08. That bright blue now matches Ronnie...
If you've been hanging out in Wrigleyville near the corner of Clark and Addison, you've noticed something different.Ernie Banks is missing.But don't fret, the statue of "Mr. Cub" (not the Hall of Famer himself) was removed, transported to Peoria because, well, the Chicago Cubs legend was turning green."It was oxidizing a little too fast, and the Cubs didn...
A statue of ''Mr. Cub'' that normally sits outside the main entrance to Wrigley Field has been hauled to Peoria for an off-season makeover.
The bronzed likeness of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks had been outside Wrigley Field since March 2008. But artist Lou Cella tells the (Peoria) Journal Star (http://bit.ly/rNORzO) that the statue he created was turning green...
PEORIA, Ill. — A statute of "Mr. Cub" is getting a makeover at Bradley University.