Web Gem: Spiders occupy Wrigley Field press box

Web Gem: Spiders occupy Wrigley Field press box
August 22, 2014, 12:30 pm
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Scott Krinch

Since opening in 1914, Wrigley Field has been known for some bizarre occurrences.

The peculiar happenings continued this week.

TarpGate became a trending term on Twitter Wednesday morning when Cubs' grounds crew members had trouble getting the tarp on the field in a timely fashion during the Cubs-Giants game on Tuesday night. The ripple effects were unlike anything baseball has seen in over 28 years.

The Cubs were awarded a win in the wee hours of the morning after holding a 2-0 lead in the top of the fifth inning when umpires deemed the field unplayable following a four-plus-hour delay. The Giants filed a protest the next day, and MLB executive vice president of baseball operations Joe Torre sided with the Giants and decided the game would be restarted from the top of the fifth on Thursday. Rain would then delay the resumption of the suspended game nearly two hours. Ultimately, the Cubs would go on to defeat the Giants, 2-1, in a game that spanned across three days.

[TARPGATE: Cubs got caught in perfect storm]

But what happened in between those games is something you may have not heard about.

No, it wasn't the Giants victory over the Cubs Wednesday evening. It was the mammoth spiders taking over the Wrigley Field press box.

Several media members captured pictures of the eight-legged creatures.

The spider infestation continued on Friday.