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Wrigley bleachers have changed but it's still great place to watch game

While working nights at the Tribune city desk in the 1980s, I spent a good part of my summers sitting in the Wrigley Field Bleachers.

The possibility of one day moving into the press box never crossed my mind, and like any other bleacher denizen I was mostly attracted by the sunshine, the scenery and the Old Style.

Bill Veeck, who was instrumental in the building of the bleachers and hand-operated scoreboard in 1937, and had returned as a fan in 1981 after selling the White Sox, began a celebrated boycott over the change.

The bottom of the bleachers has been redone to add memorabilia and bring out the historical aspects of Wrigley, but few seemed to take the time to explore, perhaps worried about getting a good seat.

The Cubs also moved the bullpens under the bleachers this year and fans were supposed to be able to watch the pitchers warm up, but a partition blocks the view, making the window useless.

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