The first photos of the newly installed first-ever electronic video board for Wrigley Field are in, and it is just as big and obtrusive as you might have feared, and that’s even before it’s been turned on:
Even allowing for different perspectives, that looks a lot bigger than the renderings that the Cubs released. (Compare it to the size of the manual scoreboard in center field.) The size is set in the landmarks approval that the Cubs received, so what looks most likely is that somebody was doing some hanky panky here with the initial renderings. But at least Cubs fans this year will have some nice video replays and commercials to distract them from the unholy mess that is the bleacher construction project, not to mention distract them from the Cubs.