Wrigley Field: 4/23/05
Cubs vs Pirates

Since I was out of town for the recent the Cubs series, here are some pictures I took at Wrigley around this time last year. It was cold and there were even periodic snow flurries during the game. A 39 year-old Greg Maddux showed he could still pitch at a high level, but he got the no decision. The day was capped by a LaTroy Hawkins special in the 9th. The Cubs closer allowed the tying and go ahead runs to score as the Pirates won 4-3.

Sections surrounding the left field foul pole prior to the bleacher expansion of 2006 Greg Maddux fires to Craig Wilson Right field bleachers and rooftops prior to the bleacher expansion of 2006
Maddux gets the bunt down Wrigley cheers as Hairston doubles in a run 2005 NL batting champion Derrek Lee eyes the breaking ball
Budweiser roof and left field bleachers prior to the bleacher expansion of 2006 Greg Maddux gets David Ross to whiff Center field clock and out of town scoreboard. Notice the pitchers duel between Houston and St. Louis.
Aramis Ramirez swings for the fences Maddux loses his shutout in the 7th on a Rob Mackowiak RBI single View of Wrigley field from behind home plate
Jason Bay homers off LaTroy Hawkins in the 9th Another blown save for Hawkins means his days in Chicago are numbered Wrigley Field Home of the Chicago Cubs. Pirates 4 Cubs 3

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