Cubs ex-coach lists his house for $899K–and it has Wrigley sod

Brandon Hyde, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images)
Brandon Hyde, Chicago Cubs (Photo by Jason O. Watson/Getty Images) /

Ex-Cubs coach Brandon Hyde listed his house for $899,000. The key? A backyard covered in Wrigley Field sod.

When ex-Chicago Cubs‘ bench coach Brandon Hyde listed his property, he ‘forgot’ one little detail. A backyard covered in Wrigley Field sod. Perfect for friends or family yearning for the Friendly Confines. Go on. Spend that $899K on it. You know you want to.

He and his wife installed actual sod from Wrigley Field. Also, there a Cubs-themed entertainment center in the basement. But there’s so much more to the 5,090-square-foot Evanston home.

Built in 1938, the house has two fireplaces, a master suite with dual walk-in closets. The kitchen has stainless steel appliances, and the bathrooms were recently redone that include marble-and-glass showers. Hyde and his wife paid $625K  for the house in 2013. They made substantial upgrades to the property–including sod from Wrigley Field.

He also touted the two offices that are in this house as being attractive to buyers. And Evanston was an excellent spot for his family.

"“My commute to Wrigley Field was simple and easy,” he said. “There were so many ways to get to Wrigley or downtown. I felt the location is perfect.” h/t Bob Goldsborough, Freelance Writer"

Back to the sod, though. I’ll be honest? I’d sell it. Really. You don’t believe me. Let me break it down for you. See what you think.

Next. The Compound awaiting baseball. dark

You wouldn’t have to sell all of it. Okay, you had a price increase of $250K? So what better way to sell that sod? The fans are giddy for anything Wrigley Field. And I believe him that’s pure Wrigley sod. Why wouldn’t it be?

So make your offer and sell that turf. After you buy it, not before, Mr. Hyde would not be happy with that. But in the end, you’d have an entire backyard of Wrigley Field turf–to sell or to enjoy.