Young D-backs soak up Wrigley's history

Young D-backs soak up Wrigley's history

CHICAGO -- D-backs players who were making their first trip to Wrigley Field did a little sightseeing prior to the team's workout on Thursday night.

The team held a two-hour workout at Wrigley after arriving in Chicago in the afternoon.

"It's such a historic place, but once you get on the field, you're focused on baseball stuff," first baseman Paul Goldschmidt said. "We had a few minutes before our stretch yesterday, so we took a look around the park. It was cool. You know that a lot of great players have played here."

Wade Miley, fresh off his All-Star Game appearance, was struck by the fact that Babe Ruth had walked the same hallways in the ballpark, which was built in 1914.

Meanwhile, Josh Collmenter, who is from Michigan, had seen the park from the outside during trips to Chicago, but had never actually been in it.

"I'd also seen it in different movies just growing up, so to be here and get to see it from the inside is really neat," Collmenter said. "You think about how many people have come through the locker room, I mean it's almost 100 years old. You just take that all in. It's a place that's engrained in baseball history. It's just a fun atmosphere. I'm excited to see what all the day games are like at Wrigley."