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Wrigley Field readied for 100th anniversary

The celebration for Wrigley Fields 100th anniversary will begin Friday when the Chicago Cubs face the Philadelphia Phillies.
It will be a special occasion for Cubs manager Rick Renteria, who was hired in November and finally gets a chance to take a look at his new office.
I think were all looking forward to making Wrigley Field our haven, Renteria said.
It was a house of horrors last year, when Chicago had a National League-worst 31-50 home record. The home woes, plus a run of four straight losing seasons, also took a toll on attendance. The season total of 2,642,682 was the smallest for the Cubs since they drew 2,623,194 in 1998.
Its a great old stadium and a real piece of history, Cubs second baseman Darwin Barney said. I hope the Cubs can play there another 100 years.
Not everyone shares Barneys opinion of Wrigley, which is quite a different experience for the visiting team.
I hate it, said Phillies closer Jonathan Papelbon, who then rattled off a long list of complaints. The clubhouse is small. Its a bandbox. The wind seems like its always blowing out. Its cold. The dugouts small. Theres no bullpen. You want me to keep going?
Injury report: Washington Nationals pitcher Jordan Zimmermann was scratched from his scheduled start in New York on Thursday because of flu-like symptoms and was sent back to Washington. Hes running a fever. He was up all night throwing up, manager Matt Williams said. Evidently hes feeling pretty under the weather. ... Tampa Bay right fielder Wil Myers was scratched from the starting lineup for a game against Toronto because of flu-like symptoms.
Paternity leave: Tampa Bay placed infielder-outfielder Sean Rodriguez on the paternity leave list and recalled infielder Vince Belnome from Triple-A Durham. ... Minnesota reinstated left-hander Brian Duensing from the paternity list and right-hander Michael Tonkin was sent to Triple-A Rochester.

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