View Full Version : Center field won't look like Wrigley

02-18-2002, 08:55 AM
From the Trib:

White Sox head groundskeeper Roger Bossard has been tending to the practice fields at the White Sox complex in Tucson for the last few weeks, but he plans to head back to Chicago in mid-March to begin the planting for the new Comiskey Park batter's eye in center field.

Though an ivy-covered wall will be part of the new look, Bossard insisted it won't copy the look of Wrigley Field. Last year Bossard presented Sox Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf with five designs to choose from, and Reinsdorf selected one that will feature 260 bushes shaped like baseballs lining the two-tiered batter's eye. The balls will grow to around 31/2 feet in circumference over the course of the season.

Bossard will oversee the work. The top section of the batter's eye will be a semi-transparent green screen that will allow fans roaming the concourse to see the game without affecting the batter's view. The "greening of Comiskey" is part of the multiphase renovation plan intended to make Comiskey a more fan-friendly ballpark. The Sox are still seeking a corporation to buy naming rights to the park.