MSNBC Will Broadcast Live Wednesday Morning From Wrigley Field
On Wednesday, Wrigley Field will celebrate its 100th birthday. As you would expect, several events are planned to mark the occasion, including a live broadcast from the historic ballpark by MSNBC.
According to the network, "Joe Scarborough, Mika Brzezinski, Willie Geist, Mike Barnicle, and Thomas Roberts will celebrate Wrigley’s 100th anniversary, giving viewers a rare, behind-the-scenes look at the iconic ballpark, and speaking with special guests including Illinois Governor Pat Quinn, Chicago political mind David Axelrod, and “Mr. Cub” himself, Ernie Banks."
In addition to Ernie Banks, several former Cubs and Bears players will take part in the 100th anniversary festivities on Wednesday, including Andre Dawson (who was recently recovered from the outfield ivy... see funny State Farm commercial below), Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers. A 100-year-old baseball will be used during the ceremonial first pitch, and the Cubs and Diamondback will actually dress as the teams that played the first game at Wrigley: the Chi-Feds and the Kansas City Packers.
Baseball enthusiasts that have never visited Wrigley Field really should (and I'm saying this as a Cardinal fan!). I've been to three games at Wrigley. I saw one of the all-time greats, Randy Johnson, pitch there. At another game I attended, Mark McGwire hit a home run over the left field wall and the ball slammed into the side of a passing bread truck.
Don't forget, we have a contest going on right now in Y101 Rewards that could be sending you to any professional baseball game of your choice. If you won, and picked Wrigley Field, a lot of fans would agree with your choice! Make sure you've signed up, registration will end on April 30. Good luck!