Chicago Cubs' Jason Hammel Compares Wrigley Field's Construction to Baghdad

Arman Walia@ArmanWalia Featured ColumnistApril 2, 2015

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Wrigley Field is undergoing major construction this offseason, and it's taking much longer than expected. In fact, the Chicago Cubs considered playing their home games at Milwaukee's Miller Park.

Cubs pitcher Jason Hammel was asked about the construction and compared it to Iraq's capital, according to the Chicago Sun-Times: "It looks like Baghdad. But you know there's a pot of gold at the end of the rainbow there. I'm excited, man."

-Update: 

Hammel took to Twitter to apologize for the comment.

-End of Update

They'll play the opener Sunday versus the St. Louis Cardinals without bleachers, but those are expected to be in place by midseason. Still, Hammel is looking at the big picture.

"It is what it is right now. We're going to deal with it," he said. "But it's exciting. It's something that's a long time coming and it's fun to be a part of, even if it is going to be a little sketchy to get around."

The Cubs recently got a Jumbotron, which is big news. The wheels are in motion!

[Twitter, Chicago Sun-Times]

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