Lockout creates odd problem for Cubs great Fergie Jenkins

The Hall of Famer joked that he has nowhere to put a statue that’s supposed to be at Wrigley Field.

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Where does one put a statue of Fergie Jenkins?

Where does one put a statue of Fergie Jenkins?

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The baseball lockout has created a unique problem for Fergie Jenkins.

The Cubs plan to honor the Hall of Fame pitcher with a statue outside of Wrigley Field this year. But with the ongoing labor strife, it’s not clear when that will happen.

That left Fergie wondering where to put the statue in the meantime. Jenkins tweeted a joke earlier this week, complaining that the statue won’t fit in his garage. 

“This lockout needs to end soon, I don’t have room in my garage for an 8 foot statue of myself!” Jenkins wrote.

In the meantime. the statue could be a neighborhood conversation piece.

Jenkins entered the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1991. He won the National League Cy Young Award in 1971 and appeared in three All-Star Games over his 19-year career. He was with the Cubs from 1966-1973 and 1982-83.

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