Wrigley Field turns 100 today--the second oldest major league venue behind Fenway Park. Wrigley is integrated into its neighborhood--it's not a destination off by itself. Once I wanted to take Jeff there to see the Mets on his birthday. Unfortunately, I had the schedule backwards; the Mets were hosting the Cubs at Shea. I hope to get there some day to watch the Mets.
William Shakespeare would have been 450 years old today (in your face Wrigley.) I wonder if he ever had any idea of the impact his work would have on the world. What about how the mystery of his personal life have inspired plays and movies speculating on his "true" identity?