Thornton: There's a certain buzz about Wrigley
YESNetwork.com: What makes pitching at Wrigley special?
Matt Thornton: It's one of the older stadiums, so there's a certain buzz you just can't put your finger on. It's the excitement of the fans in that ballpark all the time, and the crowd is always a lot of fun.
YESNetwork.com: What's it like being a visiting pitcher at Wrigley?
Thornton: You hope the wind is blowing in for sure, and hitters will say the exact opposite. It's got the quirks, with the ivy, the bleacher seats, and the old school scoreboard. The bullpen isn't very friendly because during day games you're sitting out there getting baked in the sun all day long, but it adds character.
YESNetwork.com: What are your thoughts on the Windy City rivalry:
Thornton: Both teams have struggled over the last couple years so maybe it has lost its luster a little bit, but there have been a lot of great games and series there and fans look forward to it.