Most people know about the famous Wrigley Field in Chicago, but few know about the new tourist attraction along historic US Route 20 in Freeport, Illinois, about 90 miles west.
Monday marked the first-ever opening day at Little Cubs Field, the largest replica of Wrigley Field ever built. Its builders have included scale details of the famous ballfield including the scoreboard, marquee sign and WGN pressbox. It is about a third the size of the original.
Plans are for hosting peewee games, whiffle ball and kickball.
Dutchie Caray, widow of Harry Caray will cut the ribbon, throw out the first ball and lead the crowd in "Take Me Out to the Ballgame."
To avoid certain curses, goats will be allowed in the stadium anytime.
I read that the field can be rented for $35 an hour. Perhaps we ought to hold the first-ever Route 20 Festival here.
Harry Would Be so Proud. --RoadDog
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