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Viva Medias B's
06-20-2008, 09:04 PM
...what was the atomsphere of the game like? Any incidents, interesting observations, etc.?

UofCSoxFan
06-20-2008, 09:33 PM
Cubs fans gave me some friendly ribbing but for the most part where fine and even acknowledged that we have a pretty good team.

I did see a fight between two Cubs fans, who apparently where friends with each other outside the Taco Bell. Fan A hit Fan B and knocked him to the ground. Fan B hit his head on the sidewalk and was knocked out cold. Meanwhile Fan A kept muttering "that's my best friend in the world" and stuck around to see if his friend was OK....he was promptly arrested when the cops came.

Yet the Sox fans are the thugs of the city:rolleyes:

manders_01
06-20-2008, 09:38 PM
Cubs fans gave me some friendly ribbing but for the most part where fine and even acknowledged that we have a pretty good team.

I did see a fight between two Cubs fans, who apparently where friends with each other outside the Taco Bell. Fan A hit Fan B and knocked him to the ground. Fan B hit his head on the sidewalk and was knocked out cold. Meanwhile Fan A kept muttering "that's my best friend in the world" and stuck around to see if his friend was OK....he was promptly arrested when the cops came.

Yet the Sox fans are the thugs of the city:rolleyes:

His best friend huh? Wonder how he treats his enemies? :o:

soxpride724
06-20-2008, 09:42 PM
Cubs fans gave me some friendly ribbing but for the most part where fine and even acknowledged that we have a pretty good team.

I did see a fight between two Cubs fans, who apparently where friends with each other outside the Taco Bell. Fan A hit Fan B and knocked him to the ground. Fan B hit his head on the sidewalk and was knocked out cold. Meanwhile Fan A kept muttering "that's my best friend in the world" and stuck around to see if his friend was OK....he was promptly arrested when the cops came.

Yet the Sox fans are the thugs of the city:rolleyes:

I caught a game at Wrigley last year, it was the Mets series when Soriano injured his leg.
Anyway, I couldn't believe the fights and the bickering between Cub fans. These fools fought amongst each other, completely drunk by 3 pm.
Won't ever go back to that **** hole.

OldRomanPizza
06-21-2008, 06:15 AM
Went to a bar in Wrigleyville.

Cub fans doing nothing, not even watching the game until the late innings.

Didnt see any real incidents, it was pretty friendly, with some mutual discussion about how well things are going this year in general, and how the atmosphere was great. It could have been better if their "fans" had actually been watching the game, but oh well.

twentywontowin
06-21-2008, 10:25 AM
From my experiences at these games at both parks, I have always found Wrigley to have the least amount of incidents. I contribute this to idiot Cubs fans coming down south by us and causing trouble.

LongLiveFisk
06-21-2008, 12:09 PM
From my experiences at these games at both parks, I have always found Wrigley to have the least amount of incidents. I contribute this to idiot Cubs fans coming down south by us and causing trouble.

Seems logical...many of the ones that come down to USCF often do so to cause trouble. (Like the idiot I saw at Thursday's Sox game with a "Sux" t-shirt. I'm thinking, "Did you wake up this morning and just feel like an ass-kicking or something?" :scratch:)

chisoxfanatic
06-21-2008, 02:52 PM
Seems logical...many of the ones that come down to USCF often do so to cause trouble. (Like the idiot I saw at Thursday's Sox game with a "Sux" t-shirt. I'm thinking, "Did you wake up this morning and just feel like an ass-kicking or something?" :scratch:)
No kidding. A few weeks ago, there was a Cub fan a few sections over who threw a box of popcorn at a group of people and was mouthing off at them. He took off his Cubs flippy hat and was flaunting it (like a Cubs hat of anything is something to FLAUNT about :rolleyes:). Fortunately, Comiskey's best escorted the loser out of our ballpark while the crowd cheered.

ws05champs
06-21-2008, 05:25 PM
Seems logical...many of the ones that come down to USCF often do so to cause trouble. (Like the idiot I saw at Thursday's Sox game with a "Sux" t-shirt. I'm thinking, "Did you wake up this morning and just feel like an ass-kicking or something?" :scratch:)
I saw that guy too. His general demaenor made me think, "How pathetic."

southsideirish71
06-21-2008, 05:52 PM
Well yesterday on the walkoff, some of those classy cub fans threw crap on the field.

MarySwiss
06-21-2008, 06:45 PM
Seems logical...many of the ones that come down to USCF often do so to cause trouble. (Like the idiot I saw at Thursday's Sox game with a "Sux" t-shirt. I'm thinking, "Did you wake up this morning and just feel like an ass-kicking or something?" :scratch:)

No kidding. A few weeks ago, there was a Cub fan a few sections over who threw a box of popcorn at a group of people and was mouthing off at them. He took off his Cubs flippy hat and was flaunting it (like a Cubs hat of anything is something to FLAUNT about :rolleyes:). Fortunately, Comiskey's best escorted the loser out of our ballpark while the crowd cheered.

There was one of those tools at the Sox/Angels game I went to on Memorial Day weekend. Only he was wearing a Flubs shirt and a NYY cap and cavorting up and down the aisles. Probably realized he was better off not staying in one spot for very long.

I can--sort of--understand this kind of crap if you're at a Sox/Cubs game, but what the hell is the point of going to a Sox vs. somebody else game and sporting that attire?

chisoxfanatic
06-21-2008, 06:58 PM
I can--sort of--understand this kind of crap if you're at a Sox/Cubs game, but what the hell is the point of going to a Sox vs. somebody else game and sporting that attire?
I hear you on that. If I were to go to Wrigley (which won't be happening any time soon if ever), I'd probably come in no sports attire at all and not make a complete ass of myself. I'd hope that anyone who would act like that anywhere would get dealt with properly instead of being tapped on the butt and nothing else.

Blueprint1
06-21-2008, 07:16 PM
Well yesterday on the walkoff, some of those classy cub fans threw crap on the field.


How about the moron that threw the beer at me as I left yesterday. It was becuase I had a sox shirt on. Awesome fans.

whitesoxwin
06-21-2008, 08:22 PM
Wrigley "Guest Services" are awsome...
Had a totally drunk Flub fan sitting a couple seats over (love the tight ass seats in the reserve section) and he dropped his glass whiskey flask..well, it made quite a racket and the smell was, well, slightly better than the usual urine smell that Wrigley is famous for...and you can really smell the whiskey.
So these "Guest Services" dudes come over and, climb over us and pull the drunk Flub fan out.
No sorry..just a "We have a job to do"....was all they would blab out.
Then they come back a while later and grab his friends..one at a time...including his buddy..a "Fucadome" looking dude..then, they came back the 4th time and tried to get us to squeal on the drunken Flub dude or his friends...where we fit is is beyond me (???)
By now, not only having to deal w/ the waving, cell phone and picture taking Flub fans...while the game is being played....we were getting a little peeved and told the "Guest Services" idiots (they come over in packs) to take a flying leap and ask them what do we have to do to watch the ball game!
They give us the standard, "Now Sir, we are just doing our jobs"...
So we all laughed (even the Flub fans around us) and they finally left...by the 5th inning...this all started in the 1st inning!
The "Urinal Experience" just got more memorable and the fun just continued as we were getting out after the game..if I was driving home and a cop pulled me over, I would have probably been hauled off to jail with all the beer on me from the idiots throwing beer in the air for their victory celebration... or weekly shower (who knows???)

Got to love the Friendly Urinal!

Foulke You
06-21-2008, 10:04 PM
I was at the game today and saw/heard the following:

-Kerry Wood referred to by a group of male Cubs fans behind me as the "Kerr Bear" :rolleyes:

-Cubs fans on the bus home tried to explain to me why the '05 Sox were a "fluke". (Don't worry, I put them in their place, made them look foolish, and didn't even raise my voice)

-Same Cubs fans told me that this was definitely "their year" :rolleyes: (No response when I asked them if it would also be considered "a fluke")

-Lots of shirtless Chads who can't hold their beer and feel the urge to high five and hug each other for no particular reason at all.

-Cubs fans celebrating as if they received a pennant for their win today

-Cub fans in front of me, in my section that told me that Kenny Williams is just waiting for his chance to fire Ozzie and then hire "his friend" Willie Randolph as manager. They were dead serious. :rolleyes:

-Same Cubs fans laughed at Ozzie's "bad managing" when he came out to argue balls and strikes but when Lou came out later on in the game, they were praising him for arguing a "bad call".

-Constant "in-your-face" attitude from Cubs fans all over the park and in the concourses today. I can definitely see how Sox fans sometimes find themselves in fights with these guys. I saw groups of them were just trolling through the park side by side looking to start trouble with anyone wearing Sox gear.

-Girls wearing full dresses to the games like they were going to a concert or out to dinner. Ummm...ladies, it is just a baseball game.

-My row of seats were handed what appeared to be boxes of "Bubba Burgers" and no explanation was given by the girl who gave them. We opened said boxes to find Bubba Burger t-shirts that said "official burger of the Cubs." Truly a souvenir I'll treasure forever.

-The most disgusting, defiled bathrooms I've ever seen in my life. Cubs fans are the most disgusting, sloven pigs I've ever seen. The troughs were overflowing with 3 inches of urine. There was piss on the floor and in the sinks and it smelled like the Elephant house at Brookfield Zoo. I wanted to boil myself after using it. I needed a detox shower.

-Blue Line construction down to 1 track today. It took 90 minutes to get to Wrigley from the Rosemont Blue Line stop and 85 minutes to get home. Ridiculous!:angry:

I'm going back to this hell hole tomorrow. The only reason I went today was because I got free tickets. Javy better shut them down tomorrow.

thomas35forever
06-21-2008, 10:17 PM
Rather than start a new thread about this, I've decided to break news on a personal note.

My Cubs fan friend offered me the chance to go to the Cubs-O's game on Wednesday since Mike & Mike will be singing the seventh-inning stretch and we both like their show.

Anyway, I accepted the offer but cringed when he told me they were bleacher seats. He prefers right field. Now I haven't sat in the Wrigley bleachers in almost six years, but I already know not to wear any Sox gear or I'll make myself a target. Last time I sat in the bleachers (I was 13), I was trying to enjoy the game but the idiots wouldn't stop shouting at God knows what since it appeared to be some kind of party.:rolleyes: I remember one particular fan started shouting out the chorus to Nelly's "Hot In Herre" for who knows what reason. I'm wondering if I should bring earplugs so I don't have to here any of the crap these are shouting. I just want to keep score and watch a ballgame in peace.

soxfan43
06-21-2008, 10:28 PM
to be honest, it was probably the overall the most well behaved game I attended in my cub/sox games history. However, there was one rather large idiot wearing a zambrano jersey walking up and down the aisle running his mouth. Even the cubs fans sitting near us told him to sit down because he was hitting every typcial wrigley field fan stereotype. Happened to meet a fellow WSIer at Central after the game, always glad to meet some true sox fans. Rough weekend overall, but let's steal one tomorrow night and take care of these clowns next weekend.

Viva Medias B's
06-21-2008, 11:55 PM
Rather than start a new thread about this, I've decided to break news on a personal note.

My Cubs fan friend offered me the chance to go to the Cubs-O's game on Wednesday since Mike & Mike will be singing the seventh-inning stretch and we both like their show.

Anyway, I accepted the offer but cringed when he told me they were bleacher seats. He prefers right field. Now I haven't sat in the Wrigley bleachers in almost six years, but I already know not to wear any Sox gear or I'll make myself a target. Last time I sat in the bleachers (I was 13), I was trying to enjoy the game but the idiots wouldn't stop shouting at God knows what since it appeared to be some kind of party.:rolleyes: I remember one particular fan started shouting out the chorus to Nelly's "Hot In Herre" for who knows what reason. I'm wondering if I should bring earplugs so I don't have to here any of the crap these are shouting. I just want to keep score and watch a ballgame in peace.

Bring a rosary with you.

areilly
06-22-2008, 12:10 AM
I'm wondering if I should bring earplugs so I don't have to here any of the crap these are shouting. I just want to keep score and watch a ballgame in peace.

If that's really what you want, you're going to the wrong place.

Oblong
06-22-2008, 01:07 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

peeonwrigley
06-22-2008, 01:22 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

As my screenname may suggest, I'm not terribly fond of it. That said, I usually find myself at a game or two per season either through work or one of my friends will have an extra ticket. I live pretty close to the dump.

Under the right circumstances it can be a nice place to watch a game. I would avoid any rivalry games (Sox, Cardinals, maybe even Brewers?). That really brings out the riff raff. I would also avoid the bleachers at all costs. And like most stadiums, hot summer afternoon games can be disgusting (really amplified at Wrigley due to the bathroom situations and tiny seats).

A low key game during the week can be very pleasant. I'd venture to guess most baseball fans/purists (versus say tourists) looking to "experience" Wrigley Field would prefer a game without the ancillary bull**** that makes most of us hate that place.

UofCSoxFan
06-22-2008, 01:36 AM
I was at the game today and saw/heard the following:

-Kerry Wood referred to by a group of male Cubs fans behind me as the "Kerr Bear" :rolleyes:

-Cubs fans on the bus home tried to explain to me why the '05 Sox were a "fluke". (Don't worry, I put them in their place, made them look foolish, and didn't even raise my voice)

-Same Cubs fans told me that this was definitely "their year" :rolleyes: (No response when I asked them if it would also be considered "a fluke")

-Lots of shirtless Chads who can't hold their beer and feel the urge to high five and hug each other for no particular reason at all.

-Cubs fans celebrating as if they received a pennant for their win today

-Cub fans in front of me, in my section that told me that Kenny Williams is just waiting for his chance to fire Ozzie and then hire "his friend" Willie Randolph as manager. They were dead serious. :rolleyes:

-Same Cubs fans laughed at Ozzie's "bad managing" when he came out to argue balls and strikes but when Lou came out later on in the game, they were praising him for arguing a "bad call".

-Constant "in-your-face" attitude from Cubs fans all over the park and in the concourses today. I can definitely see how Sox fans sometimes find themselves in fights with these guys. I saw groups of them were just trolling through the park side by side looking to start trouble with anyone wearing Sox gear.

-Girls wearing full dresses to the games like they were going to a concert or out to dinner. Ummm...ladies, it is just a baseball game.

-My row of seats were handed what appeared to be boxes of "Bubba Burgers" and no explanation was given by the girl who gave them. We opened said boxes to find Bubba Burger t-shirts that said "official burger of the Cubs." Truly a souvenir I'll treasure forever.

-The most disgusting, defiled bathrooms I've ever seen in my life. Cubs fans are the most disgusting, sloven pigs I've ever seen. The troughs were overflowing with 3 inches of urine. There was piss on the floor and in the sinks and it smelled like the Elephant house at Brookfield Zoo. I wanted to boil myself after using it. I needed a detox shower.

-Blue Line construction down to 1 track today. It took 90 minutes to get to Wrigley from the Rosemont Blue Line stop and 85 minutes to get home. Ridiculous!:angry:

I'm going back to this hell hole tomorrow. The only reason I went today was because I got free tickets. Javy better shut them down tomorrow.

That is one thing I won't complain about at Wrigley.

Foulke You
06-22-2008, 01:46 AM
That is one thing I won't complain about at Wrigley.
I like looking at girls as much as the next guy, but the attire seems rather out of place at a ballgame.

UofCSoxFan
06-22-2008, 01:53 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

In my opinion, Wrigley is probably a place to go to once to say you've been, by I honestly think its a dump. At the game Friday I had a big pole in front of me so I'l lose the ball part way between the pitcher and home plate. It smells like piss, the ramps/stairs are too steep for today's codes which makes it hard to get around if you have some physical ailments, some think the lack of scoreboards is charming, I find it annoying...I'm not typing this on a typewriter even though that would be more quaint. Most of the fans are there for the party. The actual knowledgeable/die hard Cubs fans, whom I respect usually, are so cocky this year after sucking so bad. The concessions, although better than the last time I was there 4 years ago, suck (think Old Soldier Field bad if you've ever been). You can get Budweiser or Old Style, for the same price (a $6.25 Old Style, when a 6 pack is $4 at 7-11....unreal. Oh and unless you live in the city (or are staying in a hotel in Chicago, it is very hard to get to. There is very little parking near the stadium because it is in a residential area.

I could go on.

Some positives: if you are there for a good time and don't really care about the game, there are many like minded individuals around you so you can definitely join the party (that can be a negative if the opposite is true). The bars after the game are fun and there are some very nice looking women there during the summer...notice how I have mentioned little about the experience of actually watching the game on the field...(there is a saying that if you turned the seats around backwards and still sold hot dogs and beer, the Cubs would still draw 15,000 a game...that is pretty much why).

That being said, I actually liked Comerica a lot when I was there last year for a Sox game. I love parks that you can walk around the entire field. It was easy to get to (well as easy as any place in eastern Michigan is given all that construction), bathrooms were accessible and clean, the fans were pretty knowledgeable, and the food was above average.

UofCSoxFan
06-22-2008, 01:56 AM
I like looking at girls as much as the next guy, but the attire seems rather out of place at a ballgame.

Out of place, very much agreed. I mean some girls looked like they were going to the Kentucky Derby on Friday. In fact, I would never actually date a girl that would dress up that much for a ball game (waaaay to high maintenance), but there are much worse things to look at.....such as a Cub fan puking in the bathroom from being overserved at 2:30 in the afternoon.

Cuck the Fubs
06-22-2008, 08:22 AM
I like looking at girls as much as the next guy, but the attire seems rather out of place at a ballgame.

Come on now, they are attired perfectly for the world's largest outdoor singles bar :redneck

#1swisher
06-22-2008, 11:02 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

Please attend Wrigley...get tickets in the 111-137 sections and you will have a great time.

#1swisher
06-22-2008, 11:10 AM
...what was the atomsphere of the game like? Any incidents, interesting observations, etc.?

Many Wrigley games over the years, first Crosstown there.
We sat in section 219, all cub fans who were season ticket holders forever. True baseball fans, who wanted to see a great game. I do not think I will attend another crosstown @ Wrigley for the following reasons:
1- cost
2- visitor (I like being the home team) anyone see AJs' promo about sleeping in his bed, driving his car to the ballpark, feels like a home game.
3- with record crowds, wrigley seems even older,smaller,smellier,hotter,food is foul. I don't drink bud. I like the color black not cubbie blue.
:gosox:

whitesoxwin
06-22-2008, 01:30 PM
Javy better shut them down tomorrow.

You are right....Let the GOOD Javy show up...and get out of the dump with a White Sox Winner!

soxfanreggie
06-22-2008, 08:00 PM
I was surprised to see as many Sox fans there at Wrigley as I did.

cws05champ
06-22-2008, 10:25 PM
I went to Fridays game, and everyone around us was from somewhere else, tourists just wanting to see a game at Wrigley. We had people from Houston, NC, Montana, Austin etc. Yet another stereotype of the Wrigley crowd fufilled.

After the game we didn't get messed with too much, I was surprised. Me and my buddy both had our road jerseys on and were pissed off, I think most were too intimidated to say anything.

whitesoxwin
06-22-2008, 11:58 PM
Let the GOOD Javy show up...and get out of the dump with a White Sox Winner!

I stand corrected....and dumbfounded.

Vernam
06-23-2008, 12:04 AM
From a pace bus outside the Urinal . . . Miserable game, obviously. We sat behind the Flubs dugout, and there no untoward incidents. Except for the hottie Flub fan next to me on the bus who's saying Sox fans are "scary" and "ghetto."

The CF scoreboard is way smaller than it looks on TV. The vendors and other aisle walkers are INCESSANT. I literally missed half the pitches thrown. Flubs fans near us were perfectly polite -- I hope they get the same treatment in our park. One drunk chick dressed in Cub yellow took exception when I yelled "ESPN sucks" at a cameraman. I'm sure she didn't hear what I actually said. She also had either the biggest cold sores on her mouth I've ever seen, otherwise she had taken a nasty spill.

Anyway, I started this trying to be nice to the home crowd. It was nowhere near as vile as I'd imagined. I'll check back in another 20 years.

Twenty minutes later in the bus, we've moved about 5 blocks.

Vernam

kraut83
06-23-2008, 09:21 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

I would make it a point to go once, just to say you've seen a game there. I've been to both Wrigley and Fenway once, and don't feel a need to go back to either.

IMO, Tiger Stadium in it's final years > Wrigley.

Mr.Creosote
06-23-2008, 09:22 AM
Ok, honest question. I'm a big baseball fan obviously. I've not yet made it to Wrigley. I've been to USCF, along with about 6 other parks. Should I make it a mission to go to Wrigley? Aside from the Cubs and riff raff, is there anything redeemable? I grew up in Tiger Stadium so being so close to the action and the history and all that is something I've already experienced. I don't believe in ghosts so I don't care that baseball was played there in 1910.

Based on stuff I've read here for 2 years it sounds like Wrigley is baseball's version of Joe Louis Arena with Red Wing fans. I don't go to hockey games because of them. (and the arena itself).

I've been to the Joe for a few games.

I've been to Wrigley for a few also.

I'd rather see a game at the Joe.... Seriously.

The Immigrant
06-23-2008, 09:25 AM
I went to last night's game and sat right behind the visitor bullpen. There was a surprisingly large contingent of Sox fans in that section. The crowd was very civil overall. It was a beautiful evening for baseball and the stadium looked great. I didn't smell any urine and didn't see any gigantic rats running around. Too bad our beloved dropped another turd.

The Milkman
06-23-2008, 10:49 AM
I was in the 15th row in between 3rd and the foul pole in the lower deck. I go to the Urinal at least one of the 3 games we play there every year, and FAR AND AWAY the most civil crowd I've seen during this series. I was VERY surprised.

twentywontowin
06-23-2008, 10:53 AM
I was there last night as well. Unlike the two posters above me, it was an abysmal experience. And I've always said before the crowd is more civil at Wrigley. But I will never return.

Minding my own business on the way out, I had a full beer chucked at my head. That says it all.

Also experienced a fight in the mens room where some idiot knocked a little kid over and into the urinal trough, and the dad got into it with him.

Mr.1Dog
06-23-2008, 11:00 AM
I was in the 15th row in between 3rd and the foul pole in the lower deck. I go to the Urinal at least one of the 3 games we play there every year, and FAR AND AWAY the most civil crowd I've seen during this series. I was VERY surprised.

Agreed. I was in the right field bleachers and found 99.9% of the people there to be civil.

aryzner
06-23-2008, 11:02 AM
I was there on Friday and there were fans there who would talk rational baseball, and then there were idiot fans... of both the Sox and Cubs.

I had an older gentleman come up to a few other Sox fans in the area and I overheard him talking about how much he likes John Danks, thinks he has better stuff than Ted Lilly, etc. He was a good guy and you could tell has been a Cub fan for years and years and really knew his stuff. I love people like that. I didn't see much trash talking at all save for a few people. A surprisingly pleasant experience.

The bathrooms are a bit of another story.

Some big guy was extremely drunk in the corner screaming, "Cub fans can pee on the floor!" I don't really understand why someone would make that much of an ass of themselves. He was one of the stereotypes in action. There were even Cub fans in there that I could see felt the guy was an idiot.

The one that made me roll my eyes though was when the radio came back on in there and Pat Hughes said they had to go to commercial right away again because of a pitching change. This is where I could tell whether some folks had baseball minds or not. I could hear from a few, "You're supposed to change in the middle of the inning! What an idiot! Ozzie you're a moron!" etc. My immediate thought was, "Lou must have brought in a pinch hitter, and Ozzie, upon seeing this, brought in a new pitcher to counter Lou's PH." I came out of the bathroom, asked my girlfriend (who is a Cub fan by the way) what had happened, and sure enough, I was right.

That was the only annoying thing really, and that's not really that bad honestly.

I don't mind Wrigley Field as much as some of you folks do. I'll admit the bathrooms do kinda smell (whereas the Cell's aren't really bad at all) but how long do I really spend in the bathroom at a ballgame? Not much time at all.

I even think that the classic scoreboard is cool.

Great game overall. As a Sox fan, after Dotel gave up those 2 HRs back to back, I knew we would lose. I know I'm only 24, but I've been watching the Sox long enough to know. Sometimes, you just know.

Anyway, that was a long post. Go Sox! I'm hoping for a sweep at the Cell next weekend over a Cub team that, much like 95% of baseball this year, can't get over .500 on the road.

thomas35forever
06-23-2008, 01:00 PM
Also experienced a fight in the mens room where some idiot knocked a little kid over and into the urinal trough, and the dad got into it with him.
What kind of piece of **** would do something like that?:mad:

Pods4455
06-23-2008, 01:19 PM
GOOD LORD!


I have to say- Sat's game was my first time @ Wrigley .... it was the biggest ****hole I have ever been in in my life.. the women's restrooms were---broken. Like the rest of the stadium. I got yelled at because I was trying to read some scrawled print on paper towels laid out around the sinks that said "for exces water" (yes. it was spelled like that)... the woman sitting in there was like "THE PAPER TOWELS ARE BROKEN YOU JUST HAVE TO RIP THEM OFF!".. literally yelled at me.. I retorted back that yes I realized it was broken I wasnt trying to use the God awfull dirty towels laying around the sinks, I was just trying to read what it said- and that the whole stadium was broken, why should I expect less in the restroom? I got some bitching by cubs fans for that.

I should say- it stared off bad because when i parked behind some bar I got charged $35 and teh cubs fans coming in behind me only got charged $20. Bull****. Then I went to the cubbie bear and got bantered on there as well.

I honestly didn't think that it would be as bad as it was. I didnt even drink (had a 2 month old @ home to take care of) and I was literally almost in tears by the 5th inning because I couldn't even watch the game. I have never in my life been UPSET to be at a ballgame... Everyone around me was up standing on their seats, taking their shirts off, beer splashing out of their cups this way and that... and God forbid I cheer for MY team because I had cubs fans that were walking BY stopping to screaming "SOX SUCK" and the like in my face...

The kid I was sitting directly next to was so drunk he decided he wanted to take a pole durring the 6th inning to see how many girl cubs fans and girl sox fans knew who the starting pitchers were.. the first girl cub fan he asked just got really quiet and shook her head.. no ****ing clue. (She came back 2 innings later to let us know she now knew who it was.. whoo hoo.)

He then started to tell his friends around him that the cubs had 7 runs. "YEAH 7 RUNS BABY, 7 RUNS!" I politely asked him where he was getting that information and he pointed to teh scoreboard. I'd had it at that point. I looked at him and said "I have never said next to more immature people in my entire life. How much did you pay for your ticket? it's the 7th INNING douche bag... the 7 stands for the INNING, not the runs scored! *** game are you watching right now? Sit the **** down and watch your ****ing game!"

I think got some cheers from other fans in the section (cubs and sox actually) and the kid just refused to stop... another cub fan told him to leave me alone because I wasn't doing anything all game except for sitting there keeping score and trying to watch it and if he didnt settle down he'd have him escorted out of the stadium.

Then to top if all off, after I got back to my car and waited 30 minutes for everyone else to move that was blocking me in, when I finally got back onto clark I was @ a red light and some douche bag literally PUNCHED my car because I had a sox sticker on it. I mean.. yelled "**** YOU SOX FAN!" and punched my car. It took everything in me not to get out right there and just punch the guy in the face.

By the time I got back on 55 I was in tears and on the phone w/ my dad telling him I would NEVER EVER EVER go back to wrigley again the rest of my life. The cubs can have their sweep and their ****ty ass stadium and their ****ty ass fans. I texted nick masset and told him I was going to go to the cell and sit there and thank God that I had an actual stadium to go and watch a ballgame at with fans that weren't raised by wolves and then let loose on the northside.

He texted me back "Wrigley= biggest **** hole in america... worst fans in baseball... I need a drink... I bet you do too."

Yeah Masset.. I did.

twentywontowin
06-23-2008, 01:35 PM
What kind of piece of **** would do something like that?:mad:

I don't know, but quite a few people besides the father wanted to kick his ass.

alohafri
06-23-2008, 02:01 PM
I was in 430 in the upper deck for Sunday's game. I was amazed at the number of Cub fans who couldn't find their seats. ("Hey, you are in my seat. No, your seat is on that side of the aisle." "Oh.")

I was in the men's room during the singing of the Cubbie National Anthem by Rob Reiner. Some brainiac asked "who is this singing?" Other guy: "Rob Reiner, the director." Brainiac: "The Cubs have a director?"

We took the shuttle bus back to DeVry. Some Cub fan looked at me and said, "I think Sox fans should give up their seats to Cub fans." I said, "Anytime you want to come over here and take my seat, it is here for you." My buddy, who is a Cub fan, said, "You'll have to get past me before you even get to him."

When, not if, when they collapse, all of the Cub fans who have been emailing and texting me are going to get it all thrown back in their faces.

It's Time
06-23-2008, 02:07 PM
GOOD LORD!


I have to say- Sat's game was my first time @ Wrigley .... it was the biggest ****hole I have ever been in in my life.. the women's restrooms were---broken. Like the rest of the stadium. I got yelled at because I was trying to read some scrawled print on paper towels laid out around the sinks that said "for exces water" (yes. it was spelled like that)... the woman sitting in there was like "THE PAPER TOWELS ARE BROKEN YOU JUST HAVE TO RIP THEM OFF!".. literally yelled at me.. I retorted back that yes I realized it was broken I wasnt trying to use the God awfull dirty towels laying around the sinks, I was just trying to read what it said- and that the whole stadium was broken, why should I expect less in the restroom? I got some bitching by cubs fans for that.

I should say- it stared off bad because when i parked behind some bar I got charged $35 and teh cubs fans coming in behind me only got charged $20. Bull****. Then I went to the cubbie bear and got bantered on there as well.

I honestly didn't think that it would be as bad as it was. I didnt even drink (had a 2 month old @ home to take care of) and I was literally almost in tears by the 5th inning because I couldn't even watch the game. I have never in my life been UPSET to be at a ballgame... Everyone around me was up standing on their seats, taking their shirts off, beer splashing out of their cups this way and that... and God forbid I cheer for MY team because I had cubs fans that were walking BY stopping to screaming "SOX SUCK" and the like in my face...

The kid I was sitting directly next to was so drunk he decided he wanted to take a pole durring the 6th inning to see how many girl cubs fans and girl sox fans knew who the starting pitchers were.. the first girl cub fan he asked just got really quiet and shook her head.. no ****ing clue. (She came back 2 innings later to let us know she now knew who it was.. whoo hoo.)

He then started to tell his friends around him that the cubs had 7 runs. "YEAH 7 RUNS BABY, 7 RUNS!" I politely asked him where he was getting that information and he pointed to teh scoreboard. I'd had it at that point. I looked at him and said "I have never said next to more immature people in my entire life. How much did you pay for your ticket? it's the 7th INNING douche bag... the 7 stands for the INNING, not the runs scored! *** game are you watching right now? Sit the **** down and watch your ****ing game!"

I think got some cheers from other fans in the section (cubs and sox actually) and the kid just refused to stop... another cub fan told him to leave me alone because I wasn't doing anything all game except for sitting there keeping score and trying to watch it and if he didnt settle down he'd have him escorted out of the stadium.

Then to top if all off, after I got back to my car and waited 30 minutes for everyone else to move that was blocking me in, when I finally got back onto clark I was @ a red light and some douche bag literally PUNCHED my car because I had a sox sticker on it. I mean.. yelled "**** YOU SOX FAN!" and punched my car. It took everything in me not to get out right there and just punch the guy in the face.

By the time I got back on 55 I was in tears and on the phone w/ my dad telling him I would NEVER EVER EVER go back to wrigley again the rest of my life. The cubs can have their sweep and their ****ty ass stadium and their ****ty ass fans. I texted nick masset and told him I was going to go to the cell and sit there and thank God that I had an actual stadium to go and watch a ballgame at with fans that weren't raised by wolves and then let loose on the northside.

He texted me back "Wrigley= biggest **** hole in america... worst fans in baseball... I need a drink... I bet you do too."

Yeah Masset.. I did.


That's awful. I have heard from many people that the bleachers are not a place to sit if you are looking to have a good baseball atmosphere.

Too many young people getting trashed and using foul language.

Pods4455
06-23-2008, 02:27 PM
That's awful. I have heard from many people that the bleachers are not a place to sit if you are looking to have a good baseball atmosphere.

Too many young people getting trashed and using foul language.

sad thing is i wasnt even in the bleachers. i was lower bowl sec 224.... unbelievable

alohafri
06-23-2008, 02:30 PM
I should also add that you shouldn't dare make a guess that one of their players is hurt, insist that the opposing pitcher isn't throwing at Fukudome when he has a 1-2 count on him, or that The Shrine really isn't that great of a place.

chisoxfanatic
06-23-2008, 04:52 PM
That is horrible what happened to you Pods4455, as well as anyone with similar experiences! It is stuff like that which causes me to decide against attending any of those games at Wrigley. I will just go to the game at Comiskey if it's Sox/Cubs. Heck, I have no use going to Wrigley as it is. I'd go to Busch to see the Cardinals play the Cubs before I'd see them at Wrigley.

Whatever Cub fans think, I know I'd rather be in OUR shoes still! It's gotta suck having the uncertainty if you'll ever see your team win the World Series in your lifetime. We don't have to deal with that uncertainty.

ChiSoxGirl
06-23-2008, 11:05 PM
I was in 430 in the upper deck for Sunday's game. I was amazed at the number of Cub fans who couldn't find their seats. ("Hey, you are in my seat. No, your seat is on that side of the aisle." "Oh.")

I was in the men's room during the singing of the Cubbie National Anthem by Rob Reiner. Some brainiac asked "who is this singing?" Other guy: "Rob Reiner, the director." Brainiac: "The Cubs have a director?"

We took the shuttle bus back to DeVry. Some Cub fan looked at me and said, "I think Sox fans should give up their seats to Cub fans." I said, "Anytime you want to come over here and take my seat, it is here for you." My buddy, who is a Cub fan, said, "You'll have to get past me before you even get to him."

When, not if, when they collapse, all of the Cub fans who have been emailing and texting me are going to get it all thrown back in their faces.

That guy seriously thought Rob Reiner was the Cubs' director?! What a tool.

Bless you for making the trip up there- there's NO WAY I ever could, especially for the Sox/Cubs series! There's a reason it's been 18 years since I've set foot in that dump! Glad you got outta that hell hole without incident! After reading some of your texts from last night, I wasn't too sure that was going to be possible!

ChiSoxGirl
06-23-2008, 11:09 PM
That is horrible what happened to you Pods4455, as well as anyone with similar experiences! It is stuff like that which causes me to decide against attending any of those games at Wrigley. I will just go to the game at Comiskey if it's Sox/Cubs. Heck, I have no use going to Wrigley as it is. I'd go to Busch to see the Cardinals play the Cubs before I'd see them at Wrigley.

Whatever Cub fans think, I know I'd rather be in OUR shoes still! It's gotta suck having the uncertainty if you'll ever see your team win the World Series in your lifetime. We don't have to deal with that uncertainty.

I've been going to at least one Sox/Cubs game at Comiskey since 2000 and this is the first year I passed on my annual invitation. There's just something not very appealing about paying $50 for a ticket, watching people pitch beer from the upper deck, seeing thousands (Sox and Cubs fans alike) drunk by noon, watching people being escorted out by security because they can't keep their fists to themselves and their mouths shut, and listening to people razz one another for three hours. It's just not worth it to me anymore. I'd much rather get together with some Sox fan friends at a bar in the City, order some good grub and a few drinks, and watch the game with them.

Viva Medias B's
06-23-2008, 11:55 PM
GOOD LORD!


I have to say- Sat's game was my first time @ Wrigley .... it was the biggest ****hole I have ever been in in my life.. the women's restrooms were---broken. Like the rest of the stadium. I got yelled at because I was trying to read some scrawled print on paper towels laid out around the sinks that said "for exces water" (yes. it was spelled like that)... the woman sitting in there was like "THE PAPER TOWELS ARE BROKEN YOU JUST HAVE TO RIP THEM OFF!".. literally yelled at me.. I retorted back that yes I realized it was broken I wasnt trying to use the God awfull dirty towels laying around the sinks, I was just trying to read what it said- and that the whole stadium was broken, why should I expect less in the restroom? I got some bitching by cubs fans for that.

I should say- it stared off bad because when i parked behind some bar I got charged $35 and teh cubs fans coming in behind me only got charged $20. Bull****. Then I went to the cubbie bear and got bantered on there as well.

I honestly didn't think that it would be as bad as it was. I didnt even drink (had a 2 month old @ home to take care of) and I was literally almost in tears by the 5th inning because I couldn't even watch the game. I have never in my life been UPSET to be at a ballgame... Everyone around me was up standing on their seats, taking their shirts off, beer splashing out of their cups this way and that... and God forbid I cheer for MY team because I had cubs fans that were walking BY stopping to screaming "SOX SUCK" and the like in my face...

The kid I was sitting directly next to was so drunk he decided he wanted to take a pole durring the 6th inning to see how many girl cubs fans and girl sox fans knew who the starting pitchers were.. the first girl cub fan he asked just got really quiet and shook her head.. no ****ing clue. (She came back 2 innings later to let us know she now knew who it was.. whoo hoo.)

He then started to tell his friends around him that the cubs had 7 runs. "YEAH 7 RUNS BABY, 7 RUNS!" I politely asked him where he was getting that information and he pointed to teh scoreboard. I'd had it at that point. I looked at him and said "I have never said next to more immature people in my entire life. How much did you pay for your ticket? it's the 7th INNING douche bag... the 7 stands for the INNING, not the runs scored! *** game are you watching right now? Sit the **** down and watch your ****ing game!"

I think got some cheers from other fans in the section (cubs and sox actually) and the kid just refused to stop... another cub fan told him to leave me alone because I wasn't doing anything all game except for sitting there keeping score and trying to watch it and if he didnt settle down he'd have him escorted out of the stadium.

Then to top if all off, after I got back to my car and waited 30 minutes for everyone else to move that was blocking me in, when I finally got back onto clark I was @ a red light and some douche bag literally PUNCHED my car because I had a sox sticker on it. I mean.. yelled "**** YOU SOX FAN!" and punched my car. It took everything in me not to get out right there and just punch the guy in the face.

By the time I got back on 55 I was in tears and on the phone w/ my dad telling him I would NEVER EVER EVER go back to wrigley again the rest of my life. The cubs can have their sweep and their ****ty ass stadium and their ****ty ass fans. I texted nick masset and told him I was going to go to the cell and sit there and thank God that I had an actual stadium to go and watch a ballgame at with fans that weren't raised by wolves and then let loose on the northside.

He texted me back "Wrigley= biggest **** hole in america... worst fans in baseball... I need a drink... I bet you do too."

Yeah Masset.. I did.

That is absolutely terrible. You should report the business that charged you the higher parking fee to the City of Chicago or the Better Business Bureau. You were obviously discriminated against. While we unfortunately have our own share of tools that come to our ballpark and cause trouble, I have never seen anything in our park even close to what you described. Those people are absolutely subhuman. The way this rivalry has been going, I am beginning to wonder if each game on both sides of town has to be secured by the Chicago Police Department wearing riot gear.

Soxfanspcu11
06-24-2008, 01:05 AM
I didn't make it up to the urinal for any Sox/scrubs game this year, lucky Me I know! But in the past, I have never really had a problem. Occasionally, someone would make an off-handed comment as they walked past. If it was funny and in a joking way, I would just let it go and keep walking. If it was something that was mean spirited, I would stop, turn around and look at the person. EVERY SINGLE TIME they would quickly look away and get out of there as quickly as possible. I have found that scrubs fans are BY FAR the BIGGEST COWARDS that exist in sports. And not just Pro Sports either, that is REALLY saying something. And I am not someone that has just been to Chicago sporting events. I have been EVERYWHERE, both Pro and College. My ticket stub collection takes up an entire wall and half of another wall. It's not just hatred for scrubs fans that I have, they really are the biggest douchebags in EVERY WAY you can imagine that exist out there. I will let you know when I find not only worse fans, but worse people in general.

The only time that I almost had an incident at the urinal was back in 2005. It was Game 2 of the Sox/scrubs Series. Freddy Garcia had just shut them down the day prior and in this game, the scrubs were winning the entire game until the Sox EXPLODED in the 7th I believe it was and ran away with the game.

After the game ended, My friend and I were in an AWESOME mood and hit up the urinal's urinal and some total fratboy scrubbie guy got completely up in My friend's face, SCREAMING at the top of his lungs things like, "You ****ing piece of ****! Go back to the ****ing ghetto! Your not wanted here!" My friend was shocked and drunk so he was just kind of looking at the dude, not really knowing what to do.

Well, I was standing right behind him and while the guy was in mid-scream, I got in front of My friend and right up in the guy's face. I didn't say a word. Just stood there and dared him to say the same crap to Me. I'm not trying to sound like a Badass but I have had many people who don't know Me tell Me that I look like I am very intimidating. Most people get really scared of Me in a situation like this. It's strange for Me because I am not like that at all. I mean, I am totally Anti-fights (unless there are no other options) and I hate violence. But for whatever reason, I have that "look" about Me I guess.:redface:

So, as soon as the fratboy saw Me stand in front of My friend, he stopped his rant IMMEDIATELY. He just stood there, completely frozen and didn't know what to do. I politely asked him, without raising My voice if he was done yet. To which he responded, "Yeah man, My bad, I have just had too much to drink. I'm not trying to start ****. I apologize to your friend." And I was like, "Don't apologize to Me, apologize to him." And he looks down like he was completely embarrased and then looks over at him and was like, "Hey man, I'm really sorry. I just got worked up."

It was at this point where I was most worried that a fight was going to break out. That's because My friend is no pushover either. He is actually a Bouncer. And by then, My friend had had time to process the entire situation. And at first, My friend didn't accept the apology and looked like he was ready to deck the dude. But I reached out and gave him this sort of like bearhug type thing to keep his arms down and I said to him, "Hey man, the guy apologized, let's just get out of here". And you could tell that he totally didn't want to accept the apology but I kind of just started pushing him toward the exit. And as I was pushing him towards the exit, he started to calm down a little bit and he muttered something like, "yeah man, whatever, it's cool". And I got him to turn around and I just made sure that he kept walking. So, it ended without any violence which is always good.

So yeah, other than that, I have never had a problem. I even went there for a scrubs/St. Louis game in April of 2006 totally decked out in My White Sox World Champions gear. And despite My attire, nobody said anything. Infact, everyone was really cool, it really took Me by surprise. We struck up a couple conversations with some scrubs fans and had a great time. But that was totally an annomally, I'm pretty sure.

thomas35forever
06-24-2008, 01:40 AM
Guess I'm not going to that Cubs game on Weds after all because my "friend" decided to take his girlfriend instead because he supposedly converted her. I hate people that go back on their word, but hey, what else can you expect from a typical Cubs fan?

He said he'll take me to another game when the Cubs get back from their road trip.

hsnterprize
06-24-2008, 04:20 AM
That guy seriously thought Rob Reiner was the Cubs' director?! What a tool.

Bless you for making the trip up there- there's NO WAY I ever could, especially for the Sox/Cubs series! There's a reason it's been 18 years since I've set foot in that dump! Glad you got outta that hell hole without incident! After reading some of your texts from last night, I wasn't too sure that was going to be possible!

Whoa...it's a real shame what some fans went through all in the name of "supporting your team in enemy territory". Fortunately for me, I'd been in the "sanctuary" of the press box for some Cubs/Sox games over the years. Now even though the general rule is "no cheering in the press box", I've raised my arms in joy whenever the Sox would put one over on the Cubs. Obviously this weekend had no joy in that department, but I'd say I had it good compared to some of the horror stories I'm reading.

However, the thing that scares me the most is when I'm OUTSIDE the stadium. One time I was walking around just observing all the hoopla and such. I saw a couple of drunk guys walking in my direction. I just kept walking when one of them started talking to me. I told them who I was, and that I was with the press. The guy asked me how I liked the Cub win (this wasn't a Cub/Sox game), and I told him I'm a Sox fan. He asked me what I was doing there, and I said I'm in the media for a radio station. He retorted that back to me in a drunken state, and I walked away.

Another time I got scared out of my rocker was after a game...I was walking out of the clubhouse and I was looking around and such. When all of a sudden about 5 guys zipped past me faster than I could blink. Turns out they were on their way to breaking up a fight. A guy in the upper deck dumped his beer on someone below him, the the dumpee didn't have much nice stuff to say to the dumper...if you know what I mean. Anyway, both guys were drunk out of their minds, and the girlfriend of one of the fighters kept begging her man to just let it go and walk away. Finally, they were escorted out the stadium to do what they will, and I took a deep breath.

Now, I've seen some rowdy Sox fans at the Cell, too...I'm just trying to be fair here. However, most of the rowdiness I'd see happens at Sox/Cubs games, when a couple of fans fight and get taken to the holding room. I'm not going to pretend there aren't idiots at the Cell, but I think we mostly know where they're coming from.

It's a shame that someone's first experience at Beautiful Wrigley Field was so bad. However, are we surprised that this happened? Are we honestly suprised that someone who is at this shrine to cheer for the visitors get treated like this? Surely...anyone who get treated like this at the Cell gets a lot of coverage in the Tribune...we all know that. However, stuff like this at Wrigley usually gets swept under the rug. It's all about image and such...that's what the park's popularity is all about. Fortunately, people like me and you are smart enough to see through all that garbage.