By Kaitlyn Burns
Each year, the banner installation at Wrigley Field symbolizes that Opening Day is getting near! The outdoor advertising banners, installed a few weeks prior, gave a preview of the Cubs 2012 roster.
On April 5th, eager Chicago Cubs fans flooded the gates for the 2012 season opener. Although the Cubs could not pull off an Opening Day win versus the Nationals, Cubs' pitcher Ryan Dempster did strike out 10 batters, allowing just two hits in seven innings. Quite the improvement from last year's 6-3 loss to the Pirates.
At the end of the season, the banners are auctioned off to loyal Cubs fans. The empty spaces are then filled the following spring with new outdoor banners that feature the stars of the next season's roster.
Photo credit: Emily Madigan