Is this irony? I think so.
I stumbled upon a great photo of the Wrigley Field bleachers under original construction back in 1937. The photo is from the book “The Cubs” by Glenn Stout.
It’s a great book for Cubs fans by the way (chronicling the team history from a collection of writers perspectives) and it includes work by Mike Royko and Rick Telander to name a few.
With all the angles that have played out in the recent landmark hearings (regarding the proposed Wrigley reno battle) there is a weird twist in this pic.
If you look at the apparent advertisement on the wait for it…. rooftop across Waveland you can see the name Ricketts. Crazy, I know. Not sure what that ad was for (if anyone knows speak) but the irony and multiple layers of connections are there.
You have the Ricketts name adorning a rooftop advertisement.
What does this mean? Were the baseball gods telling us something? Is this some sort of baseball Nostradamus moment here? Does this mean that Ricketts was ultimately meant to be the owner that would end the curse or just slay the rooftop owners?
Either way, timing wise it is an ironic photo.