At Wrigley Field, Fences Go Up, World Series Sod Is Removed

CHICAGO (CBS) – At Clark and Addison, Wrigley Field has gone from baseball in the sunshine to a shrine.

CBS 2’s Ed Curran reports fans continue to flock to the Friendly Confines to bask in the glow of a World Series win and remember those who couldn’t be here.

Ryan Davis was lucky to get in under the wire and write his grandfather’s name on a wall at Wrigley before the Cubs closed off access as more construction gets underway.

Cyclone fences already block the chalk wall on Sheffield. The extensive writing by fans will be washed, after the Cubs document it with photographs.

At the ball park marquee, crowds still jockey for position. Tom Simms, a fan for 70 years, remembers relatives who are no longer with us.

“I’ve seen more bad baseball than anyone could tolerate, and this is the payoff,” he says.

On the Sheffield side of the ballpark, they’re hauling out World Series sod. Tom Shattuk of New Hampshire grabbed a piece.

“I’m from out of town and came here specifically to see Wrigley,” he said. “I couldn’t help but to get a piece of history.”

The construction is in high gear at the ballpark. If you don’t think Wrigley field looks its best during this time, wait til next year.

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