Berkman Discusses His Disgust For Wrigley Field

Lance Berkman.  (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Lance Berkman. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Lance Berkman has spent a lot of time in the Wrigley Field visitors clubhouse – perhaps too much time.

Despite the Cubs announcing a $500 million renovation plan that will immensely upgrade the 100-year-old ballpark, the 37-year-old Berkman is ready to see Wrigley Field go away.

For good.

“If they’re looking for a guy to push the button when they blow the place up, I’ll do it,” he said as the Rangers prepare for a three-game series at Wrigley Field

Apparently, 177 games in the crawlspace known as the visitors clubhouse will do that to you.

It’s not even just Wrigley Field – it’s the entire city.

“Chicago’s one of the worst places in baseball … really for anything,” he said.

During the 2010 season, Berkman exercised his no-trade clause, putting the brakes on a deal that would’ve sent him to the White Sox.