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18 years later...8/8/88 revisted


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If you could go back in time knowing what you know now, as a fan would you still "let their be light" at Wrigley Field?

 

 

I am kind of torn on this issue. I get to watch many more games now than if there were no night baseball.

 

But, on the other hand, some of my fondest memories of childhood were rushing home after school to catch the last few innings. Seeing the shadows creep across the diamond as Lee Smith began his long, slow walk in from the bullpen was something that I enjoyed greatly.

 

Anyone feel passionately about this, one way or the other?

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I think that we need lights more than ever. Coming from a person who has never lived that close to Chicago (3 hours away at best), all day games would be all right when there were 144 games on a year. Now that there are 80-90, the team already feels disconnected at times-and if there were all day games, than even less would be seen and more of the fanbase would slowly trickle away.
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I happen to like the lights in Wrigley. I remember a concern of fans was how it would make Wrigley look. From an aesthetic standpoint they did an exceptional job, imo.

 

For selfish reasons night games allow me to actually watch home games live as opposed to replay of that day's game. That being said I do like day games better overall, but like night games in a limited amount as they do now.

 

And most importantly there was nothing more annoying than watching a game and then having it suspended due to darkness especially if you were attending that game.

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I love day games, but like others have said...night games were a necessity. Also, I bet I've probably been to 20-30 day games, and maybe only 2 or 3 night games at Wrigley. This rarity makes night games additionally exciting to me. Either way, there's no wrong time to watch a game at Wrigley.
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I don't really mind the night games and, as has been stated already, I feel they are a necessity.

 

I do like that they have a number of day games though because that is how I became a Cubs fan. Coming home from school and turning on the tv to watch baseball was very nice.

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Night games are a blast, and at least when I am in person I prefer them to day games. Anyone who says no to this question needs to ask themselves if they would have liked to see us play our 2003 playoff games at US Cellular Field.
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NO!!! THE CELL IS A COMPLETE DUMP. I like the night games at Wrigley. Walking out of the cell at night, you think that there are gunshots all over. Those Bucket Boys are obnoxious

Low-income housing=Rampant Cub Hating firearm having thugs who fire guns wildly

 

Seriously, Wrigley did a good job with the lights. They've preserved the "feel" of the stadium over the years.

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NO!!! THE CELL IS A COMPLETE DUMP. I like the night games at Wrigley. Walking out of the cell at night, you think that there are gunshots all over. Those Bucket Boys are obnoxious

Low-income housing=Rampant Cub Hating firearm having thugs who fire guns wildly

 

Seriously, Wrigley did a good job with the lights. They've preserved the "feel" of the stadium over the years.

They have, yeah. I went to a Sox game last year, coming out at night, I thought gunshots were going wild. Turns out, it was the bucket boys being obnoxious

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NO!!! THE CELL IS A COMPLETE DUMP. I like the night games at Wrigley. Walking out of the cell at night, you think that there are gunshots all over. Those Bucket Boys are obnoxious

Low-income housing=Rampant Cub Hating firearm having thugs who fire guns wildly

 

Seriously, Wrigley did a good job with the lights. They've preserved the "feel" of the stadium over the years.

They have, yeah. I went to a Sox game last year, coming out at night, I thought gunshots were going wild. Turns out, it was the bucket boys being obnoxious

 

YOU at a SOX game?!

 

You supported their world series championship :whistle:

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NO!!! THE CELL IS A COMPLETE DUMP. I like the night games at Wrigley. Walking out of the cell at night, you think that there are gunshots all over. Those Bucket Boys are obnoxious

Low-income housing=Rampant Cub Hating firearm having thugs who fire guns wildly

 

Seriously, Wrigley did a good job with the lights. They've preserved the "feel" of the stadium over the years.

They have, yeah. I went to a Sox game last year, coming out at night, I thought gunshots were going wild. Turns out, it was the bucket boys being obnoxious

 

YOU at a SOX game?!

 

YOU SUPPORTED THEIR WORLD SERIES CHAMPIONSHIP :whistle:

 

fix...err...FIXED

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What many of you probably don't know is that if the Cubs would have made the playoffs in 86, 87, or 88, they would have had to play their home games at Busch. It wouldn't have happened in 88, cause they got their lights. But it was in the rules at that time, home games for the Cubs were to be played in St.Louis.
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NO!!! THE CELL IS A COMPLETE DUMP. I like the night games at Wrigley. Walking out of the cell at night, you think that there are gunshots all over. Those Bucket Boys are obnoxious

Low-income housing=Rampant Cub Hating firearm having thugs who fire guns wildly

 

Seriously, Wrigley did a good job with the lights. They've preserved the "feel" of the stadium over the years.

They have, yeah. I went to a Sox game last year, coming out at night, I thought gunshots were going wild. Turns out, it was the bucket boys being obnoxious

 

YOU at a SOX game?!

 

You supported their world series championship :whistle:

No, it was the other way, he was choosing to accept mediocrity!

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It's not like the Cubs need lights for home playoff games.

 

Woulda been handy in 84.

 

 

 

How so? I thought SD got home field due to a stupid rotation.

That's right. Back then, home field advantage alternated between the East and West divisions from year to year. It had nothing to do with which team had a better record.
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