Found November 11, 2011 on The Wrigley Blog:
PLAYERS: Ernie Banks
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 Santo over on Addison. Let me tell ya, it's a real dandy!
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