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30th Anniversary of When The Lights Went On At Wrigley

8/8/88 will live in infamy forever.

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The lights went on at Wrigley for the first time ever 30 years ago tonight. 

And then God said no. 

A warm, thunderous storm washed out the first night game, and the Cubs had to officially play their first game on 8/9/88. That still didn't deter Harry Caray and Bill Murray's excitement on the first night. 

It's hard to believe people were legitimately offended that the Cubs finally decided to get with the times and put in lights on the Northside. Imagine what those people would think seeing Wrigley Field now. 

Video scoreboards?

Advertisers on the outfield walls?

A WORLD SERIES CHAMPION BANNER?!?

Get outta here. 

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