While a lot of folks are eagerly anticipating the planned renovations to the decrepit Wrigley Field — Lance Berkman is probably part of that contingent — some folks with a more of a nose for nostalgia (as it were) aren’t as excited that the longtime home of the Chicago Cubs will be losing some of its trademark and quirky charm through the renovation process.
Among those folks is San Diego Padres manager Bud Black. With the Padres wrapping up a four-game series with the Cubbies on Thursday at Wrigley, Black claims he will miss many of the subtle qualities of Wrigley Field that make it such a unique ballpark amid all the new and lavish baseball stadiums throughout Major League Baseball.
Via a Chicago Tribune report:
“I sort of like the clubhouse, because it’s different than what we’re used to now,” Black said. “I sort of like the coziness of it. And actually, the clubhouse staff do a really good job of taking care of the players and coaches and everyone who uses the clubhouse.