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(USA Today)   The Chicago Cubs look to break their century old tradition of losing in Wrigley Field by putting up a mural of a historic event. That event being Lindbergh visiting Comiskey Park   (ftw.usatoday.com ) divider line
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2014-05-16 10:33:28 AM  
They've had good luck beating St Louis lately so why not import one of their famous residents.
 
2014-05-16 10:46:46 AM  

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2014-05-16 11:32:14 AM  
So much FAIL.
 
2014-05-16 11:43:14 AM  
Well, Comiskey Park is no more, so they had to put it SOMEWHERE.

I'm a Cubs fan, but this Wrigley Field 100 years celebration has gone from "neat" to "shameless grab for money."

Not a lot of ball parks make it to 100, I know, but still..
 
2014-05-16 11:51:44 AM  
The owners of the Cubs are no longer Chicagoans. They are in it for the money, and already know that they don't have to win to make a killing.
That may have been OK when the Cubs were owned by a longtime Chicago company, but that is no longer the case. Bigger screens in the outfield to block the rooftops, less structural maintenance on the park itself.
Next thing you know there will be solid gates instead of cyclone fence at the service entrances lest someone get a free peek at 1/100th of the field.
There is no longer any love of the game, nor is there any love for the fans. Soon enough the fans will finally figure this out and the Cubs will move to Schaumburg or Naperville to a clean, faceless behemoth of a stadium devoid of both character and personality.
The love is gone, Cub fans. There will never be a World Series champion in Wrigley, no one cares to work towards that goal while they profit without trying.
 
2014-05-16 03:45:34 PM  

R.A.Danny: The owners of the Cubs are no longer Chicagoans. They are in it for the money, and already know that they don't have to win to make a killing.
That may have been OK when the Cubs were owned by a longtime Chicago company, but that is no longer the case. Bigger screens in the outfield to block the rooftops, less structural maintenance on the park itself.
Next thing you know there will be solid gates instead of cyclone fence at the service entrances lest someone get a free peek at 1/100th of the field.
There is no longer any love of the game, nor is there any love for the fans. Soon enough the fans will finally figure this out and the Cubs will move to Schaumburg or Naperville to a clean, faceless behemoth of a stadium devoid of both character and personality.
The love is gone, Cub fans. There will never be a World Series champion in Wrigley, no one cares to work towards that goal while they profit without trying.


They've had to put up catch nets, the stadium is going to have to get rebuilt very soon or it will be condemned after some kid gets his head crushed by a falling piece of concrete
 
2014-05-16 04:05:30 PM  
No ironic tag? It's not as if the Lindberg's weren't in the habit of losing precious items, too.
 
2014-05-16 04:10:10 PM  

R.A.Danny: The owners of the Cubs are no longer Chicagoans. They are in it for the money, and already know that they don't have to win to make a killing.
That may have been OK when the Cubs were owned by a longtime Chicago company, but that is no longer the case. Bigger screens in the outfield to block the rooftops, less structural maintenance on the park itself.
Next thing you know there will be solid gates instead of cyclone fence at the service entrances lest someone get a free peek at 1/100th of the field.
There is no longer any love of the game, nor is there any love for the fans. Soon enough the fans will finally figure this out and the Cubs will move to Schaumburg or Naperville to a clean, faceless behemoth of a stadium devoid of both character and personality.
The love is gone, Cub fans. There will never be a World Series champion in Wrigley, no one cares to work towards that goal while they profit without trying.


Go away Beth Murphy, no one likes you.
 
2014-05-16 04:13:14 PM  
Over the course of three pitches in the first inning today (though I might have missed a taken pitch somewhere), I have seen Wellington Castillo pass two balls, Junior Lake fail to catch a bouncing ball to the outfield, Starlin Castro fail to catch a cutoff throw, and Anthony Rizzo fail to catch a throw to first.

This has been a presentation of Chicago Cubs baseball.

ShadowKamui: They've had to put up catch nets, the stadium is going to have to get rebuilt very soon or it will be condemned after some kid gets his head crushed by a falling piece of concrete


First off, the ivy, scoreboard and marquee are all local landmarks, so it's actually ILLEGAL under Chicago ordinances to alter any of those three things. If you tore down the stadium, you'd have to somehow manage to do so while leaving the ivy, scoreboard and marquee untouched. Good luck with that.

Second, I guarantee you, if they tear down Wrigley, they might as well just relocate the Cubs entirely, because Wrigley nostalgia is going to hang over any new stadium the Cubs would build anywhere in Chicago and it will absolutely farking tank the attendance numbers. People are still going out to the corner of Michigan and Trumbull and mowing the grass that used to be Tiger Stadium so they can have ballgames on it. Comerica may be an okay park in its own right, but it's not Tiger Stadium and it never will be. People still call U.S. Cellular Field 'Comiskey Park' because they still love the actual Comiskey Park and U.S. Cellular is a poor substitute at best and a tragedy of a replacement at worst. Citi Field got built to look like Ebbets Field from the outside because people were STILL sore about it being gone after all those years.

You just imagine the shiatstorm you're going to see if Wrigley ever comes down. Tom Ricketts would become the Cubs equivalent of Walter O'Malley, Harry Frazee or Art Modell. He would never, ever, EVER be forgiven for it. Ever. Fans would be that pissed off.
 
2014-05-16 05:21:44 PM  

worlddan: No ironic tag? It's not as if the Lindberg's weren't in the habit of losing precious items, too.


What precious items are being discussed here? We're talking about Chicago baseball.
 
2014-05-16 06:31:23 PM  
www.funnyzone.org
 
2014-05-16 07:43:14 PM  

R.A.Danny: The owners of the Cubs are no longer Chicagoans. They are in it for the money, and already know that they don't have to win to make a killing.
That may have been OK when the Cubs were owned by a longtime Chicago company, but that is no longer the case. Bigger screens in the outfield to block the rooftops, less structural maintenance on the park itself.
Next thing you know there will be solid gates instead of cyclone fence at the service entrances lest someone get a free peek at 1/100th of the field.
There is no longer any love of the game, nor is there any love for the fans. Soon enough the fans will finally figure this out and the Cubs will move to Schaumburg or Naperville to a clean, faceless behemoth of a stadium devoid of both character and personality.
The love is gone, Cub fans. There will never be a World Series champion in Wrigley, no one cares to work towards that goal while they profit without trying.


Hurr derp Philadelphia knot-hole gang! Durr rooftop owners are good for the Cubs!
 
2014-05-16 07:48:45 PM  
forgot to add: da Cubs shood spend big money on big name free agents insted ov farm sistum. wye shood we waist time on develupping nobodies like Kris Bryant, Alberto Almorra, or Javier Baez? Teh Cobs shoold spent milleyens on Brian McCann and Josh Hamilton.
 
2014-05-16 10:43:39 PM  

R.A.Danny: The owners of the Cubs are no longer Chicagoans. They are in it for the money, and already know that they don't have to win to make a killing.
That may have been OK when the Cubs were owned by a longtime Chicago company, but that is no longer the case. Bigger screens in the outfield to block the rooftops, less structural maintenance on the park itself.
Next thing you know there will be solid gates instead of cyclone fence at the service entrances lest someone get a free peek at 1/100th of the field.
There is no longer any love of the game, nor is there any love for the fans. Soon enough the fans will finally figure this out and the Cubs will move to Schaumburg or Naperville to a clean, faceless behemoth of a stadium devoid of both character and personality.
The love is gone, Cub fans. There will never be a World Series champion in Wrigley, no one cares to work towards that goal while they profit without trying.


F*CK THE ROOFTOPS. No self respecting Chicagoan goves two sh*ts about those assbags. You suck.
 
2014-05-16 10:45:44 PM  
Also, no one goves a sh*t about the AAA team down on 35th...so you farks can stop with your fake outrage.
 
2014-05-17 10:46:12 AM  

SacriliciousBeerSwiller: Also, no one goves a sh*t about the AAA team down on 35th...so you farks can stop with your fake outrage.


Best team ever. I would be happy to have very cub fan burned alive.
 
2014-05-17 03:34:27 PM  
Since it's the Cubs, are you sure the aviator being honored is Charles Lindbergh - BTW,
he's the "Spirit of St. Louis", Cubbie fans - and not Douglas Corrigan? ("Wrong Way".)
 
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