Wrigley Field celebrates 100 years of losing baseball with winning ‘Cake Boss’ cake

UPDATE 2:35 P.M. THURSDAY: And now it’s trash.


Too bad stadiums don’t have mouths. If they did, Wrigley Field would’ve been able to enjoy the replica cake it received from New Jersey’s Carlo’s Bakery, aka the setting of the TLC show “Cake Boss,” for its 100th birthday on Wednesday.

To give you an idea of this pastry’s size, here’s the cake boss himself, Buddy Valestro, posing behind the crowd of fondant Cubs fans.

Pretty sweet (literally), right? Also sweet (metaphorically) are AP’s photos of the innards of Wrigley’s historic analog scoreboard. Take a look:

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

(Kiichiro Sato/AP)

Other fun facts about Wrigley Field:

  • It holds 41,660
  • The outfield brick wall is covered in ivy
  • The Cubs were not the first major league team to play in the field — that honor goes to the Chicago Federals, who defeated Kansas City 9-1 exactly 100 years ago.
  • It wasn’t actually called “Wrigley Field” until 1926 (previously, it was called Weeghman Park and Cubs Park)
  • It’s where Babe Ruth famously — and allegedly — called a home run by pointing at the bleachers in Game 3 of the 1932 World Series.

We’ll have to wait and see if the Cubs can give the stadium a W on Wednesday afternoon afternoon when they play the Arizona Diamondbacks. At press time, the score was 0-0 at the top of the second inning. The Cubs are currently fifth in the National League’s Central Division with a 7-12 record.

(H/t: Deadspin)

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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