Where you tear apart a 100-year-old stadium, you're bound to unearth some unpleasant things.
The Cubs are in the middle of some pretty major renovations to Wrigley Field and the construction has apparently disturbed some of the stadium's tenants.
Rats. The neighborhood is teeming with rats.
"The rats have been running rampant. I'm not kidding you," a resident named Terie Kata told the Chicago Tribune. "There are people in the alley and there are still rats running around and it's daylight."
Kata bought 12 packs of rat poison, which were quickly exhausted.
"We've never experienced anything like what we've seen the last 12 months," Wrigley neighbor Thomas Findlay said. "We've had rats almost on a daily basis walking all around the neighborhood. In the streets, on the sidewalks, on people's porches."
It's good news for Cubs fans, at least. They won't have to worry about rats running over their feet inside the stadium.
- Dan Gartland