City officials ordered a new round of inspections at Wrigley Field yesterday and threatened to block Monday night's game there if the team can't prove the ballpark is safe.
Buildings Commissioner Stan Kaderbek said he ordered the review after a reporter noted that some repairs were "shoddy."
"I said that certainly the reports we received from the Cubs don't indicate that," Kaderbek said, but he said he was concerned enough that he ordered new inspections.
Chunks of concrete have fallen from Wrigley Field's upper deck on at least three occasions since June, forcing stadium officials to install nets to protect fans and to conduct full inspections of the upper deck and mezzanine levels.
Kaderbek said the Cubs have until noon Monday to show 90-year-old Wrigley is safe.
* ICHIRO DIZZY: Ichiro Suzuki did not suffer a concussion when he was hit in the head by a pitch on Tuesday, but the Mariners star still felt slightly dizzy and was held out of the lineup against the Royals. The game was rained out last night.
"The tests were okay, so I should be fine," Ichiro said through an interpreter. "We'll see how dizzy I am tomorrow."
Ichiro leads the majors with 189 hits and a .366 average.
* V. ZAMBRANO ON DL: The Mets placed RHP Victor Zambrano on the 15-day DL with elbow tendinitis.
-- From News Services