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(Chicago Sun-Times)   This season, Wrigley Field celebrates the 75th birthdays of its scoreboard and bleachers, and the 102nd year of consistent, continued heartbreak, failure, and crushed hopes   (suntimes.com) divider line 38
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2012-04-01 12:35:45 PM
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2012-04-01 03:13:13 PM
Cheer up white sox fans, at least Obama likes you
 
2012-04-01 03:16:21 PM
I love classic Cub fan deflections AKTurkey..thanks.

Bitterness due to never being able to see your team win before you all die is an awful, awful burden.
 
2012-04-01 03:16:28 PM

AKTurkey: Cheer up white sox fans, at least Obama likes you


what is this...
 
2012-04-01 03:26:08 PM
still making money hand over fist?

then who cares
 
2012-04-01 03:32:28 PM
How long has the piss puddle in the men's room under section 109 been there?
 
2012-04-01 03:46:44 PM

The1andonlyZack: I love classic Cub fan deflections AKTurkey..thanks.

Bitterness due to never being able to see your team win before you all die is an awful, awful burden.


Just happened to my grandfather. No cubs ws win in his life. Foreveracubfanalone.jpg
 
2012-04-01 03:51:06 PM
So you mention the scoreboard and bleachers...but don't mention that it's also the 75th anniversary of the IVY BEING PLANTED?!
 
2012-04-01 04:01:41 PM
I'll be out there freezing my balls off for yet another opening day on Thursday. I don't understand how we could have two solid weeks of 80+ degree weather and now it's projected 45 degrees and cloudy every day for the next month. I really hate this city sometimes.

Not really expecting much from the Cubs this year, so at least it won't be heartbreaking when they end up 25 games out of first place. At least tix will be cheap come September so I'll hopefully be bleacher bumming it up 2-3 nights a week.
 
2012-04-01 04:04:49 PM
I was at work the other day and an extremely old man came in, being pushed in a wheelchair by what I assume was his elderly son. I had a moment of pity for him when I realized that he was wearing a Cubs hat and had likely gone, and would go, his entire life without seeing the Cubs win a World Series.
 
2012-04-01 04:06:31 PM
And you know what? That is NOT the address of Elwood Blues! No, really!
 
2012-04-01 04:07:58 PM

Shaggy_C: I'll be out there freezing my balls off for yet another opening day on Thursday. I don't understand how we could have two solid weeks of 80+ degree weather and now it's projected 45 degrees and cloudy every day for the next month. I really hate this city sometimes.

Not really expecting much from the Cubs this year, so at least it won't be heartbreaking when they end up 25 games out of first place. At least tix will be cheap come September so I'll hopefully be bleacher bumming it up 2-3 nights a week.


I'm driving back to Cleveland this week to see a Opening Day against the Jays. It's been unnaturally warm in Northeast Ohio for the past week or two, but of course it'll be back down to the usual 45 degrees Thursday when I drive 550 miles from Nashville to see the Tribe.

/64 years for us
//Second only to the Cubs
///I can't imagine how bad an entire century must hurt
////I'll probably find out
 
2012-04-01 04:29:12 PM
75 years? pfft, kids.

www.baseballpilgrimages.com

/100 in two weeks.
 
2012-04-01 04:50:35 PM

No Line For Beer: 75 years? pfft, kids.

[www.baseballpilgrimages.com image 640x400]

/100 in two weeks.


I heard they're going to restore it to its original 1912 state for the anniversary.
 
2012-04-01 05:14:17 PM

No Line For Beer: 75 years? pfft, kids.

[www.baseballpilgrimages.com image 640x400]

/100 in two weeks.


Only 2 years younger than Fenway.

Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..

And in dire need of an overhaul. This Cubs fan thinks it needs to be blown up and rebuilt. Either on the same spot or moved to Goose Island.

/fark leaving for the suburbs
//that means you, Scumberg
 
2012-04-01 05:19:48 PM

Nofun McKilljoy: still making money hand over fist?

then who cares


Anyone who thinks that a baseball team's primary objective is to win probably also thinks that Justin Bieber's record company seeks to primarily make enduringly brilliant music, the producers of the Police Academy series primarily sought to make great and acclaimed films, and McDonalds primarily seeks to create great cuisine.

Every one of them is in it for money. Do you actually think someone invests close to $1 billion primarily for any other purpose? Sub by probably believes in the Easter Bunny, too.
 
2012-04-01 05:46:38 PM
The best commercial was the MLB video game where the cubs won the world series but it was Only a video game and it panned out to a cubs fan crying
 
2012-04-01 06:12:17 PM

SoCalSurfer: The best commercial was the MLB video game where the cubs won the world series but it was Only a video game and it panned out to a cubs fan crying


this

Speaking of MLB 12 - I love the video tour of Marlins' park. I hope to god the horrible marlin rainbow machine is that large in real life.

Link (new window)
 
2012-04-01 06:15:32 PM

AKTurkey: SoCalSurfer: The best commercial was the MLB video game where the cubs won the world series but it was Only a video game and it panned out to a cubs fan crying

this

Speaking of MLB 12 - I love the video tour of Marlins' park. I hope to god the horrible marlin rainbow machine is that large in real life.

Link (new window)


It is.

miami.marlins.mlb.com
 
2012-04-01 06:18:32 PM

neuroflare: miami.marlins.mlb.com


Also having that thing just off to the left of the batter's eye has to be another reason it's one of the worst ideas ever.
 
2012-04-01 07:21:17 PM

Bronson Gigabit: The1andonlyZack: I love classic Cub fan deflections AKTurkey..thanks.

Bitterness due to never being able to see your team win before you all die is an awful, awful burden.

Just happened to my grandfather. No cubs ws win in his life. Foreveracubfanalone.jpg


This is the punishment for coming up with the idea of using a stadium's name to sell a product.
 
2012-04-01 07:39:21 PM
2005. That is all.
 
2012-04-01 09:14:08 PM
My grandmother is a lifelong Cubs fan. She was born 16 years after they won their last one. Even if they win one before she dies, she won't remember thanks to farking Alzheimer's.
 
2012-04-01 10:29:01 PM
I was five years old the last time my team won the world series or even made the playoffs. I'm now 31 and have hope for the first time in decades. Go KC! Hope to see some fellow farkers and farkettes at the all-star game.
 
2012-04-02 03:31:05 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I was five years old the last time my team won the world series or even made the playoffs. I'm now 31 and have hope for the first time in decades. Go KC! Hope to see some fellow farkers and farkettes at the all-star game.


I don't know why, but KC ALWAYS gives the Tigers a rough time. The only time I'm comfortable against you guys is when Verlander is on the mound. Even then it's a bit iffy. Last time he pitched in KC he hit the homeplate ump square in the balls on a pitch.

Wont make the AS game, though. Stupid work.
 
2012-04-02 08:54:15 AM

Scruffinator: Mid_mo_mad_man: I was five years old the last time my team won the world series or even made the playoffs. I'm now 31 and have hope for the first time in decades. Go KC! Hope to see some fellow farkers and farkettes at the all-star game.

I don't know why, but KC ALWAYS gives the Tigers a rough time. The only time I'm comfortable against you guys is when Verlander is on the mound. Even then it's a bit iffy. Last time he pitched in KC he hit the homeplate ump square in the balls on a pitch.

Wont make the AS game, though. Stupid work.

Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball
 
2012-04-02 09:53:57 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball


..have you SEEN the rest of the AL Central this year? Even with a porous infield, the Tigers don't have a lot to worry about.
 
2012-04-02 10:01:08 AM

The Bestest: Mid_mo_mad_man: Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball

..have you SEEN the rest of the AL Central this year? Even with a porous infield, the Tigers don't have a lot to worry about.


As a White Sox fan I grudgingly agree with this.
 
2012-04-02 10:35:50 AM

The Bestest: Mid_mo_mad_man: Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball

..have you SEEN the rest of the AL Central this year? Even with a porous infield, the Tigers don't have a lot to worry about.


Yes I have. There pitching is the only thing keeping them ahead of KC. This year the Tigers will win the division with 86-87 wins. All KC needs is starting pitching and they are moving past the Tigers.
 
2012-04-02 10:39:30 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: The Bestest: Mid_mo_mad_man: Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball

..have you SEEN the rest of the AL Central this year? Even with a porous infield, the Tigers don't have a lot to worry about.

Yes I have. There pitching is the only thing keeping them ahead of KC. This year the Tigers will win the division with 86-87 wins. All KC needs is starting pitching and they are moving past the Tigers.

Maybe Moore will convince the Glass family to buy some next off season
 
2012-04-02 10:53:16 AM

SlagginOff: The Bestest: Mid_mo_mad_man: Given that the Tigers have worst infield in the AL Central Verlander needs to be his best this year. Work is no reason to miss baseball

..have you SEEN the rest of the AL Central this year? Even with a porous infield, the Tigers don't have a lot to worry about.

As a White Sox fan I grudgingly agree with this.


Sadly, this.
 
2012-04-02 11:03:06 AM
I know we Cub fans that want a new park are in the minority, but it would be nice to have a modern place with more seating and more ways to generate revenue, especially since the team has ownership that is willing to really invest in the long-term success of the team.

You could bring the old scoreboard over, bring the stautes, use bricks from the outfield wall to make a new wall, plant new Ivy.
 
2012-04-02 11:06:02 AM

germ78: No Line For Beer: 75 years? pfft, kids.

[www.baseballpilgrimages.com image 640x400]

/100 in two weeks.

Only 2 years younger than Fenway.

Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..

And in dire need of an overhaul. This Cubs fan thinks it needs to be blown up and rebuilt. Either on the same spot or moved to Goose Island.

/fark leaving for the suburbs
//that means you, Scumberg


In my opinion, and I used to live right off the intersection of Belmont and Broadway, the cubs stdium is the greatest stadium, not only in baseball, but in major league sports period. And the reason is not because of what it has, but what it DOESN'T have. Specifically: parking lots.

Unlike every other stadium in sports, the cubs stadium is not surrounded by acres upon acres of asphalt and an on-ramp to the nearest expressway. Which means if you want to come to a Cubs game you either have to take the red line, or find a place to park and WALK though, and interact with, the Wrigleyville and Lakeview neighborhoods. Thus most folks who come to see a game decide to make a night of it, not just zoom into the game and zoom out again. As a result the surrounding area is thriving economically, and culturally. There are hundreds of top-flight restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars in a couple block radius of the stadium. The Cubs stadium is the only one I know of that has actually been an asset to the community around it, and helped create an actual neighborhood, as opposed to one of those "luxury condo/ high end shopping" abominations that pass for "mixed use development" around most stadiums
 
2012-04-02 11:09:21 AM

Magorn: germ78: No Line For Beer: 75 years? pfft, kids.

[www.baseballpilgrimages.com image 640x400]

/100 in two weeks.

Only 2 years younger than Fenway.

Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..

And in dire need of an overhaul. This Cubs fan thinks it needs to be blown up and rebuilt. Either on the same spot or moved to Goose Island.

/fark leaving for the suburbs
//that means you, Scumberg

In my opinion, and I used to live right off the intersection of Belmont and Broadway, the cubs stdium is the greatest stadium, not only in baseball, but in major league sports period. And the reason is not because of what it has, but what it DOESN'T have. Specifically: parking lots.

Unlike every other stadium in sports, the cubs stadium is not surrounded by acres upon acres of asphalt and an on-ramp to the nearest expressway. Which means if you want to come to a Cubs game you either have to take the red line, or find a place to park and WALK though, and interact with, the Wrigleyville and Lakeview neighborhoods. Thus most folks who come to see a game decide to make a night of it, not just zoom into the game and zoom out again. As a result the surrounding area is thriving economically, and culturally. There are hundreds of top-flight restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars in a couple block radius of the stadium. The Cubs stadium is the only one I know of that has actually been an asset to the community around it, and helped create an actual neighborhood, as opposed to one of those "luxury condo/ high end shopping" abominations that pass for "mixed use development" around most stadiums


Wtf? Have you been to any downtown stadium?
 
2012-04-02 12:48:09 PM
many. have you been to Wrigley? Can you name another stadium in the US where the nearby bars and condos have rooftop bleachers that let you watch the game f'r instance?
 
2012-04-02 01:06:44 PM

Magorn: Unlike every other stadium in sports, the cubs stadium is not surrounded by acres upon acres of asphalt and an on-ramp to the nearest expressway.


Off the top of my head ones I've been to not surrounded by parking lots include Cleveland and Pittsburgh, and there's only one big parking lot right next to Detroit's park (most people don't park there because it's too expensive and often you need a parking pass from season tickets for it). And Milwaukee's is surrounded by parking lots because they have a long-running tailgate culture - their fans would not have been happy if that hade been taken away.

I'm still trying to come up with a top-level restaurant within a couple blocks of Wrigley though. It's all bars, and food places to cater to drinkers (e.g., fast food, pizza and burritos).
 
2012-04-02 02:20:21 PM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Magorn: germ78: No Line For Beer: 75 years? pfft, kids.

[www.baseballpilgrimages.com image 640x400]

/100 in two weeks.

Only 2 years younger than Fenway.

Wrigley Field is a baseball stadium in Chicago, Illinois, United States that has served as the home ballpark of the Chicago Cubs since 1916. It was built in 1914 as Weeghman Park for the Chicago Federal League baseball team, the Chicago Whales. It was called Cubs Park between 1920 and 1926 before being renamed for then Cubs team owner and chewing gum magnate, William Wrigley, Jr..

And in dire need of an overhaul. This Cubs fan thinks it needs to be blown up and rebuilt. Either on the same spot or moved to Goose Island.

/fark leaving for the suburbs
//that means you, Scumberg

In my opinion, and I used to live right off the intersection of Belmont and Broadway, the cubs stdium is the greatest stadium, not only in baseball, but in major league sports period. And the reason is not because of what it has, but what it DOESN'T have. Specifically: parking lots.

Unlike every other stadium in sports, the cubs stadium is not surrounded by acres upon acres of asphalt and an on-ramp to the nearest expressway. Which means if you want to come to a Cubs game you either have to take the red line, or find a place to park and WALK though, and interact with, the Wrigleyville and Lakeview neighborhoods. Thus most folks who come to see a game decide to make a night of it, not just zoom into the game and zoom out again. As a result the surrounding area is thriving economically, and culturally. There are hundreds of top-flight restaurants, sidewalk cafes and bars in a couple block radius of the stadium. The Cubs stadium is the only one I know of that has actually been an asset to the community around it, and helped create an actual neighborhood, as opposed to one of those "luxury condo/ high end shopping" abominations that pass for "mixed use development" around most stadiums

Wtf? Have you been to any downtown stadium?


Yes.

mlblogskaybee.files.wordpress.com

This is PETCO Park, the Padres stadium located in downtown San Diego. Built entirely through the promise to make Doug Manchester even richer, this baseball stadium, took what was an area filled with bums and run down apartments to...an area filled with bums and empty high rise apartments. The Father Joe's cafeteria for the Poor isn't too far from there, I've worked down there a few times as a volunteer.

Across the way is the Convention Center, another project built again, entirely through the promise to make local developers even richer, it hosts Comic Con every year and brings close to a million people to San Diego for that event. It does significantly more for the economy than the (admittedly well designed) abomination across the way does.
 
2012-04-02 02:23:41 PM

Magorn: many. have you been to Wrigley? Can you name another stadium in the US where the nearby bars and condos have greedy vulture capitalist scum bought rooftop bleachers that let you and charge chumps like you at least $100 per person to watch the game f'r instance?

FTFY

Wrigley blows. Save money and go to a Sox game or a Brewers game, cheaper and less of a pain in the ass to get to.

/Sox fan
//Can take Metra from my neighborhood to the game in 20 minutes, and can drink on the train.
///slashedy slashedy slashedy
 
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