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Book Review: A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

March 18, 2014 by · Leave a Comment 

Hey baseball fans!


I recently had the chance to read A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred by George F. Will, a book about Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs. The book was written around the time of the Stadium’s 100th anniversary. Overall, it was a very good book to read and I thought that I would share my thoughts on it with you.

George F. Will has been a long time Cubs fan and started to be a Cubs fan during the dismal years of the 1940s and 1950s. In the book, Will talks about events that happened with the Cubs and his connections to the team and the City of Chicago. Throughout the book, he also mentions famous moments in Wrigley, good or bad for Chicago, famous ballplayers and personalities, and also mentions a few metaphors here and there comparing baseball to everyday life and religion. George also explains another subject that many baseball fans still ponder over: how in the world do you stay a die-hard Cubs fan?

Using his knowledge of the City, hilarious comedic style, and his excellent writing skills, Will was able to take me through the history of Wrigley Field with me enjoying every minute. The book was well-written, interesting from page one until the end, and funny all at the same time. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who still doesn’t understand how to be a die-hard Cubs fan and to anyone who enjoys baseball history. It’s an excellent book and I loved reading it.

So I hope you enjoyed this review and I hope that you pick up this overall excellent book. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. Check back in a few days for more of “all the buzz on what wuzz.”

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