Posts tagged "Toyota"

Kudos for environmentalists

Big auto companies are making concerted moves to build electric cars, GM, for example, plans to work together with a big electronics company, South Korea’s LG Group to add to the automaker’s portfolio of electric cars.  Ford Motor Co. and Toyota Motor Corp. will jointly develop a gas-electric hybrid system for light trucks and sport-utility vehicles. Both announcements came... Read more »

Wrigley, the Toyota sign and common sense

Tribune photo/Paul Sullivan At least one voice of reason is heard up at Wrigley Field among the chorus of whiners about the Toyota sign. It comes from a poster named Dan commenting on the Tribune story about the sign going up: Dan on June 10, 2010 7:12 PM As a life-long Cubs fan I say, who cares?... Read more »

Cubs fans, give Ricketts a chance, would ya?

The end of civilization as we know it. Chicago Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts got shelled by some of the inquisitors at a City Club appearance, wanting to know among other things, how dare he want to make some money off his investment by putting a–gasp!–an commercial sign in left field. Sample the questions in the Chicago Tribune story then... Read more »
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Oh, woe is us! A sign at Wrigley Field

Depiction of the new Toyota sign planned for the left field stands of Wrigley Field Well, it didn’t take long for some Cubs purists to start ripping the new owners of the Chicago Major League Baseball team a new orifice.  The sin, as the Tribune reports: The Chicago Cubs are finalizing a sponsorship agreement with... Read more »
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