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Old 04-27-2012, 01:58 AM   #1
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Top Five Digital Ballparks: #2 Wrigley Field



How much more classic of a ballpark than Wrigley Field can you get really?

From the ivy covered walls to the classic scoreboard in Center Field, to the small concourses and traditional day game schedule -- there's a lot of throwback to be had in Wrigley Field, which opened in 1914.

In terms of in game action, you get to play a lot of day games here, which is where MLB '12: The Show is by far at it's best looking. You get to do so in a classic ballpark, with the classic sightlines complete with bleacher seating across the street on top of the residences as you'd expect to see on a WGN broadcast.

While you can't experience the thrill of Wrigleyville or enjoy the classic ballpark fare available at Wrigley -- so a big part of why Wrigley really is one of the games best ballparks is lost in The Show -- it's hard to find something I don't like about this park in the game.

The playing surface itself features the deep Wrigley Corners of 355 in left and 353 in right, moving out to a short 400 in center. It's hard not to classify Wrigley as a hitters park except the long distances down the lines definitely do take some homers away you'd have in other parks.

What is your favorite aspect of Wrigley Field?
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2012, 11:55 AM   #3
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I just wish there were some things that were more accurate.
The color of the scoreboard numbers are wrong.
There are no Divisional flag, no retired number flags, no Harry Caray caricature on the press box, no bullpen spotters.
The AC number has been wrong for about 4 years.

As good as it is, it needs some fixes.

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Old 04-27-2012, 12:09 PM   #4
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Re: Top Five Digital Ballparks: #2 Wrigley Field

Number one feature, IMO, is the ivy. Then there's the rooftop seating! Those, and the fact that it is truly a classic stadium. I grew up watching Ryno, Hawk, Bull, Sarge, Penguin and the Deer playing at Wrigley. And listening to Harry and Steve call the games.

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I just wish there were some things that were more accurate.
The color of the scoreboard numbers are wrong.
There are no Divisional flag, no retired number flags, no Garry Caray caricature on the press box, no bullpen spotters.
The AC number has been wrong for about 4 years.

As good as it is, it needs some fixes.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:25 PM   #5
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Thankfully they cannot replicate the smell, though I make sure to not flush my toilet for a few days if I'm going to be playing a game there to really make the experience real.
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Old 04-27-2012, 12:54 PM   #6
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Thankfully they cannot replicate the smell, though I make sure to not flush my toilet for a few days if I'm going to be playing a game there to really make the experience real.

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Old 04-27-2012, 01:04 PM   #7
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Love the fact in April the ivy is brown and the announcers actually make reference to that fact. They did a great job.
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Playing a season as the Cubs and every home game is a joy because of this place.
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