- The Washington Times - Sunday, May 6, 2007

Wrigley Field isn’t famous only for what’s inside the ballpark, but also for what’s outside it. Like the rooftops beyond the outfield fences, with their portable bleachers that offer bird’s-eye views of the game.

One of the more famous buildings on Sheffield Avenue behind right field features two signs that don’t make any sense to out-of-towners. The first says “Eamus Catuli!” It’s Latin for “Let’s go Cubs!”

Next to that is a sign that reads: “AC036198.” No, it’s not an old-fashioned phone number. “AC” stands for “anno catuli,” or “in the year of the cub.”

The rest reflects the number of years since the Cubs last accomplished various feats: three years since they won the division, 61 years since they won the pennant and 98 years since they won the World Series.

BY THE NUMBERS

24 Pitches thrown by reliever Levale Speigner yesterday.

8 Total strikes thrown by Speigner.

TODAY’S GAME

Nationals RHP Shawn Hill (2-3, 3.00) at Cubs RHP Angel Guzman (0-0, 2.45), 2:20 p.m., MASN2, AM-1500, FM-107.7.

Mark Zuckerman

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