Friday, January 31, 2014
Cubs Convention Calendar: January
So, let's dive in one month at a time. Thankfully, we still have one day of January left before we need to turn the page.
From what I know, P.K. Wrigley, the Cubs owner, was looking for any sort of revenue stream he could get his mitts on during the second World War and he was happy to have someone using the ballpark. A slope was constructed from the press box area down toward home plate and skiers would land somewhere around second base. From the picture you can see it looks like the field still had lines on it from football season, trees were brought in for aesthetics, and some snow was manufactured for the landing area. Pretty cool.
I've flipped through the calendar and the production staff did a nice job. Actually, as JediJeff said recently, designing calendars has to be a pretty sweet gig.
As may know this is the Friendly Confines' centennial celebration and the designers in this case took a close look at the history of Wrigley Field for each month's photograph.