One thing I’ve learned in all this time of maintaining a blog about the Cubs is that there are people who read who are more knowledgeable than others. That being said, I present to you the ground rules for playing in Wrigley Field.


  • Fair bounding ball striking railing or screen attached to bleacher wall and rebounding onto playing field: In Play.
  • Fair bounding ball lodges in screen attached to bleacher wall: Two Bases.
  • Fair batted ball lodges in vines on bleacher wall: Two Bases.
  • Fair ball enters vines on bleacher wall and rebounds onto playing field: In Play.
  • Fair ball lodges in or under grates in left or right field: Two Bases.


  • Ball lodging on, under or in the bullpen seating area: Out of Play.
  • Ball enters the bullpen seating area and rebounds out of the seating area: In Play.
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Joe Aiello is the founder of View From the Bleachers and one of the lead writers. Growing up in Chicago, he fondly remembers attending games in the bleachers before that was the popular thing to do. Currently Joe resides in North Carolina with his wife and three kids and helps people protect their assets as an independent insurance agent. Connect with Joe via Twitter / Facebook / E-mail