Chicago Cubs: The night the lights went on at Wrigley Field

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Chicago Cubs: Appreciating and moving forward

But we know it was played; some of us were there; some watched on TV.   I know where I was that night.  I didn’t lose a night, but the Cubs did.  They finished the season having played 161 games.

The rest we know.  Video boards, expanded stadium walls, more fights with the city and neighbors over all that, another agreement and more night games added to the schedule.  For me, I like the night games, I like that they still raise the W or L, I love the ivy and brick, the bleachers and the video boards.  I am glad the Cubs didn’t move.

Most of all I am glad the new and the old; the tradition and the vanguard, can coexist.  It is still Wrigley Field and would be even if P.K had installed his lights in 1942.  But, I do wonder if Opening Day 1942 would have been rained out.

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We’ll never know.