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Fenway
06-11-2008, 09:25 PM
At least that is what they are telling the buyers :scratch::?::scratch:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-080610cubs-book,0,6822610.story

Sun Times quotes Tribune

“If we didn’t put a penny into the stadium, it would be fine for 20 years.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/998541,wrig061008.article

Vernam
06-11-2008, 09:40 PM
Makes sense to me. To recap the past week:

1. The State of Illinois will not be buying Wrigley Field after all.
2. Mark Cuban says Wrigley Field has to be part of the deal if he's going to buy the Cubs.
3. Tribune trumpets that Wrigley Field is sound as ever.

Vernam

WhiteSox5187
06-11-2008, 10:46 PM
Isn't that what Eddie Bartolo claimed about Old Comiskey when he was trying to buy the Sox? Then like five years later the city council was trying to have it condemned because of falling concrete (because THAT certainly never happened up north!) :rolleyes:

They'll never tear that place down. Someone is going to have get killed there first and even then they might dismiss it as a freak occurrence. When I worked there after the story broke (and our boss tried to dismiss it claiming it was something no bigger than a fist, yea well if something the size of a fist made out of concrete hit a four year old on the head after about a two story fall, that kid would be down for the count) we were told that if we found any chunks of concrete around the building to simply dispose of it and not tell anyone we found it. REAL safe.

kobo
06-11-2008, 11:46 PM
At least that is what they are telling the buyers :scratch::?::scratch:

http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/chi-080610cubs-book,0,6822610.story

Sun Times quotes Tribune

“If we didn’t put a penny into the stadium, it would be fine for 20 years.”

http://www.suntimes.com/news/metro/998541,wrig061008.article
:kneeslap:

Frontman
06-11-2008, 11:49 PM
Don't you know those nets holding up the chunks of concrete have a 20 year warranty on them?

areilly
06-12-2008, 12:28 AM
Their press release from Monday is even funnier:

http://www.tribune.com/pressroom/releases/2008/06092008.html

MLB rules, not a blatant fleecing of taxpayers, was what killed it. **** them. **** them to hell.

scarsofthumper
06-12-2008, 01:21 AM
Ugh.

I say let Cuban take it all over. I need some good comedy during the day.

rocky biddle
06-12-2008, 03:11 AM
So, let me get this story straight:

-Tribco puts together materials for potential buyers.

-In these materials, they leave out any reference to repairs that need to be made to Wrigley.

-Trib-owned media outlets take this to mean that the deficiencies therefore don't exist, and use this as an opportunity to report as such.

Priceless.

What a great company.

WSox597
06-12-2008, 07:13 AM
Here's a golden opportunity to sell hard hats, in scrub colors, with their logo on them.

Those sheep would snap them up by the thousands, to extend the "Wrigley experience" for them.

"And here is where the concrete block hit me, Skippy! I was so honored to be part of Cub history!"

Or you could sell "genuine" pieces of netting, taken from Wrigley Field. Kind of like the genuine Native American souvenirs you can buy in Wisconsin, made in China. LOL

RedHeadPaleHoser
06-12-2008, 08:46 AM
This disgusts me to the core. Those ****ers have no problem running a CLTV camera crew to the Cell when a concrete panel WAS REMOVED and replaced. But, IN PRINT, they say that there's no structural problems at Wrigley. And NO ONE calls them to task on it. I call Cubbie Blue Bull****.

Cuck the Fubs
06-12-2008, 09:24 AM
Who says you can't put perfume on a pig ? :redneck

soxpride724
06-12-2008, 10:50 AM
Unfortunantly someone is going to get hurt before they take notice to this deteriorating cluster**** of a stadium.

manders_01
06-12-2008, 11:16 AM
Unfortunantly someone is going to get hurt before they take notice to this deteriorating cluster**** of a stadium.

Not only that but if they wait too long, I can forsee the Scrubs trying to find a new home for several seasons. If that place had to be completely rebuilt instead of doing some very detailed (and hard, don't get me wrong) remodeling, it'd be such a ****ing nightmare.

DSpivack
06-12-2008, 12:08 PM
Not only that but if they wait too long, I can forsee the Scrubs trying to find a new home for several seasons. If that place had to be completely rebuilt instead of doing some very detailed (and hard, don't get me wrong) remodeling, it'd be such a ****ing nightmare.

True, but I could also see them taking the effort to remodel it.