Posts tagged "Wrigley Field"

A Chicago Cubs song worth hearing

Below is a video of  a Chicago Cubs song that’s worth hearing. Even though I’ve been a Chicago White Sox fan for the past 65 years, it struck me as, well, nice. No sarcasm meant here. Joe Gates sent it to me with the note: This is for die hard Cubs fans, those of us... Read more »

Raze Wrigley Field

Here’s a guy–Cubs owner Tom Ricketts–who is willing to spend a half billion dollars of his own money to improve the beloved, but decrepit, Wrigley Field. But at every turn, he has been stymied by a band of Lilliputians, the latest being Mayor Rahm Emaunel, put off by not being the first to view the latest... Read more »

Cubs owner Ricketts' threat to move Cubs out of Wrigley Field is justified

Chicago Cubs owner Tom Ricketts has good reason for  moving his National League baseball club out of Chicago’s Wrigley Field and into Rosemont or anywhere else. That includes to Nashville, Jacksonville or any other place that would be thrilled to have it. The blockheads in so-called Wrigleyville who would block the renovation of the oh-so-precious... Read more »
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Wrigleyville without Wrigley Field

As a suburbanite and White Sox fan, I’m quite enjoying the Shakespearean drama over the Ricketts’ family plan to renovate Wrigley Field and juice up the neighborhood  with a hotel and other developments in the oh-so-precious Wrigleyville neighborhood. The Ricketts family wants to sink $300 million into the decrepit Cubs ball yard, and another $200 million... Read more »

Why Wrigley Field must be destroyed

Here’s a great read about why the Cubs won’t win until they tear down Wrigley Field. The real “curse” isn’t Billy Goat, but the ball park itself. I always thought it was a dump anyway, offending the sensibilities of certain fans who regarded the place as some sort of shrine. A shrine for losers, if... 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 »
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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 »

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 »

The Cubs need a new, tougher name, befitting Chicago

Not that they need my pity, but at this All-Star break, even I’m feeling sorry for Cub fans. No, this is not a “ha-ha, my White Sox are better than your team” or a “I hate the Cubs” column. This, as a fellow Chicagoan, is an honest sense of frustration that this team so often... Read more »
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