Wrigley Field Construction
Looks like they were just reinforcing the walls or the existing right field LED board because everything is coming down now:
— Wrigley Renovations (@WrigleyRenovate) November 4, 2014
I guess they will rebuild that bleachers party deck once the walls are expanded out.
A Cubs Favorite Retires
Well, to me he was a Cubs favorite anyway. The often maligned Alfonso Soriano, now having completed his last contract (you remember, the eight-year pact with the Cubs that all Cubs fans suddenly hated after 2008), decided he would hang up his cleats. Despite his shortcomings, Sori was an above-average offensive player and vastly improved his outfield play as his career wound down (crazy but true). And despite media shaming, he actually was a positive role model and a hard worker in the eyes of his teammates and coaches. One wonders if he could serve as a coach or special assistant with the Cubs later on, but for now, I hope he enjoys his retirement.
Pete Ricketts, Governor
The random Ricketts brother who doesn't really do anything, Pete Ricketts, was just declared the new governor of Nebraska. It's not that surprising given that Nebraska is a traditionally red state even if Barack Obama yoinked an electoral vote from there once, and Pete had "won" the Republican primary, so it was a foregone conclusion that whichever Republican came out of the rubble would be named governor. Just for fun:
So @NotTomRicketts' brother is now the governor of Nebraska. Someone in the family can literally declare war on the rooftops now.
— WorldSeriesDreaming (@WSDreaming_Cubs) November 5, 2014
On a related note, I probably should have voted, but I honestly don't know or care for any candidate, so I abstained like a bastard empty-ballot Hall of Fame voter. I am a bad citizen.