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A Nice Little Place on the North Side

“It is not a good sign for fans when their team’s venue is better known for the attractiveness of its flora than for the excellence of the athletes who have played there. Which brings us to the subject of Wrigley Field’s ivy.”

I am not a Cubs fan, but I have the utmost respect for Chicago faithful. The Chicago National League baseball club is truly the last underdog left in Major League Baseball. The Cubs have a beautiful and rich history that is tarnished by frustration and disappointment.

Nonetheless, on the corner of Addison and Clark sits the jewel of the Chicago Cubs, the friendly confines of Wrigley Field. In A Nice Little Place on the North Side, George Will gives us a detailed description of Wrigley Field that feels more like a love letter than a history lesson. Through the pages, you can definitely feel the passion for this stadium.

Not being a Cubs fan, I was afraid this book would focus on obscure Cub history, but quickly I found myself completely immersed. The history of Wrigley Field is not just Cub history, it is the history of baseball.

This is a great book for any baseball fan.

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