The #LETSGO Cubs hashtag may read a bit too honest for modern public relations, as in: "The aging baby boomer 'LETS GO' of his dream of a Cubs World Series." The opening night fiasco did, however, highlight urgency of a different kind.
The Cubs slick Facebook movie, of course, avoided the bathroom problem that others highlighted on Twitter.
In fairness, the Cubs have apologized for long bathroom waits and are adding portable toilets during construction.
About the same time fans were saying, "#LetsGo pee in a cup," I was entering a CTA elevator at the Clark and Lake station Sunday night. At least two people apparently could have used a pee cup. The elevator floor had two large pools of pee.
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel easily won his run-off election Tuesday night, but neither he nor challenger Chuy Garcia mentioned in their speeches the pee problem. Yet, it is fairly common to encounter the smell and pool of urine downtown. Obviously, Cubs fans are not the only ones in need of relief. It may be time to embrace new technology of the portable potty and reclaim sanitary public transportation.
With 161 agonizing Cubs games to go in the young season, and at least "four more years" of Rahm, Chicago must recognize a city that frequently drinks together should have proper urinals. Chuy mentioned Chicago's growth problem in his concession speech, but he missed the chance to offer a proper place to go. #LETSGO