Wrigley Field is the second oldest park in Major League Baseball and many historical events have happened in the home of the Chicago Cubs, but it’s not without its faults which is why the team is undergoing renovations to give the park a much-needed facelift.
Renovations that former Cubs pitcher and current San Diego Padres starter Andrew Cashner would say are long overdue.
“We’re spoiled here,” Cashner said of the Padres’ home ballpark, via Mark Gonzales of The Chicago Tribune. “We have some of the best facilities in baseball. And Wrigley is a dump.”
Cashner who was a former first round draft pick out of TCU was traded to the Padres in exchange for Anthony Rizzo didn’t mince words when comparing his home stadium of Petco Park to his old home.
“It’s bad,” Cashner said of Wrigley. “Here (at Petco), we have one of the nicest weight rooms in all of baseball, a big locker room and things are spaced out. You go about your business and make the most out of what you need to get out of your day.”
Sure even some Cubs players would agree that Wrigley Field lacks the modern day amenities that professional athletes are accustomed to, but they are coming in the near future, but outside of Fenway Park, no other park in baseball can hold a candle to the history and charm to “The Friendly Confines.”
Cashner is currently on the disabled list with right elbow soreness so he won’t get the chance to pitch against his former team as the two as set to play Game 2 of their four game series this weekend. He is 2-5 with a 2.35 earned run average.