Cubs fans pee in empty cups amid bathroom disaster
If Sunday night was a preview of what’s to come for the Chicago Cubs this season, fans are going to turn on the team in a hurry. The 3-0 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals was merely the tip of the iceberg.
From the sound of it, Wrigley Field is in shambles. Everyone could see the Ernie Banks-themed tarp and sections of plywood covering the outfield bleachers, which are currently under renovation. Some of the venue’s restrooms are also closed for renovation, leading to an unsanitary mess on opening night.
The photo you see above, which was passed along by Deadspin, shows a corner of the Wrigley Field concourse that was turned into a makeshift urinal. Restroom lines were so long that some fans decided to relieve themselves in cups rather than missing 45 minutes of the game.
From a friend at wrigley. These are the lines for the bathroom. Ouch. Looks like the renovation hasn't gone so well. pic.twitter.com/heeUH2Rdab
— Craig Mac (@CraigMac) April 6, 2015
— Justin Baumann (@justinbaumann) April 6, 2015
“If I used panorama mode, I couldn’t have gotten the whole line in it,” one fan told Jeff Passan of Yahoo Sports when discussing the bathroom lines. “We don’t need marble walls, marble floors, white-glove attendants handing you gum and perfume and towels. No, just give me a hole to [pee] in. A mud hut.”
Eventually, Wrigley Field will be back in working order. The new jumbotron at the stadium is a nice addition, though it looks a little strange. The restrooms should clearly be top priority at the moment.
As for the product on the field, we shall see. Jon Lester did not look sharp in his Cubs debut, allowing three earned runs on eight hits over 4 1/3 innings of work. Overall, not a strong showing.