Hearing "Striiiiike three!" called, eating hot dogs and popcorn, listening to the crack of the bat, and participating in the seventh inning stretch - all are important facets of the major league baseball experience. As fans are on their way home, they rarely think about what happens after the ninth inning has ended. That's when the players head straight to the locker rooms for showers - preferably hot showers.
Spring 2001 marked a new era for the Chicago Cubs, but not necessarily because of the team's stellar performance and league-leading statistics. A Lochinvar(r) (Lebanon, TN) Intelli-Fin(r) water heater was installed in the locker rooms to meet the hot water demand for the 40 players and coaches taking showers at the same time.