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SoxGirl4Life
04-04-2009, 06:39 PM
ya think?

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-wants-new-ballpark-for-cubs.html (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-wants-new-ballpark-for-cubs.html)

sox2000divchamps
04-04-2009, 06:52 PM
ya think?

http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-wants-new-ballpark-for-cubs.html (http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-wants-new-ballpark-for-cubs.html)

Mr. Obvious.

getonbckthr
04-04-2009, 07:03 PM
I'm starting to love Zambrano. Admits to loving the Sox and wants to get rid of Wrigley Field.:D:

SoxGirl4Life
04-04-2009, 07:09 PM
I'm starting to love Zambrano. Admits to loving the Sox and wants to get rid of Wrigley Field.:D:

Typical Sox fan :tongue:

Lip Man 1
04-04-2009, 07:49 PM
Lou's response was interesting.

Of course Wrigley is "unique"...it has falling concrete and the stench of urine everywhere. Not too many other major league stadiums can say that!

Lip

soxinem1
04-04-2009, 08:26 PM
I'm starting to love Zambrano. Admits to loving the Sox and wants to get rid of Wrigley Field.:D:

Z reminds me of the kid in 'The Emperor's New Clothes'.

All the yak about how great and beautiful Wrigley Field is, but someone close to the organization has the guts to tell the truth!!!

UofCSoxFan
04-04-2009, 08:43 PM
Ozzie has been saying for years (and getting ripped on in the media for it) how Wrigley is great once you get on the field but everything before hand...from the cramped clubhouses, the lack of parking (its difficult for even players to get there), the long distance from the clubhouses to the field...etc...is just awful.

Frater Perdurabo
04-04-2009, 08:45 PM
Ozzie has been saying for years (and getting ripped on in the media for it) how Wrigley is great once you get on the field but everything before hand...from the cramped clubhouses, the lack of parking (its difficult for even players to get there), the long distance from the clubhouses to the field...etc...is just awful.

The only thing that has redeemed even the playing field is Roger Bossard's work on it.

MarySwiss
04-04-2009, 08:51 PM
To paraphrase Damn Yankees, "whatever Zambo wants, Zambo gets."

Despite myself, I am really sort of getting to like Zambrano.:cool:

jabrch
04-04-2009, 11:06 PM
If he really wanted out of there, he wouldn't have signed the deal he did. Zambrano is a windbag.

thomas35forever
04-05-2009, 12:54 AM
The more I think about it, the more I think Zambrano might actually be sane.

whitesox901
04-05-2009, 01:14 AM
Zambrano rules

Red Barchetta
04-05-2009, 10:26 AM
If he really wanted out of there, he wouldn't have signed the deal he did. Zambrano is a windbag.

I agree. He could have played anywhere he wanted to. He chose to play at Wrigley. Enjoy the smell.

sox2000divchamps
04-05-2009, 10:49 AM
If he really wanted out of there, he wouldn't have signed the deal he did. Zambrano is a windbag.

Exelent point. But maybe he is planning for the future, even though I don't want him on my team.

guillen4life13
04-05-2009, 10:58 AM
Exelent point. But maybe he is planning for the future, even though I don't want him on my team.


Why not? He's still a premier pitcher in the MLB.

SoxGirl4Life
04-05-2009, 10:59 AM
Exelent point. But maybe he is planning for the future, even though I don't want him on my team.


Ok, lets not be blind to the fact that Zambrano is a good pitcher. And I always want good pitchers on my team. He's a nut job, but not in a bad way.

sox2000divchamps
04-05-2009, 11:08 AM
Ok, lets not be blind to the fact that Zambrano is a good pitcher. And I always want good pitchers on my team. He's a nut job, but not in a bad way.

Meh, good nutjobs are guys like AJ and Barry Zito. IMO, Zambrano's an *******, and not a very good clubhouse guy.

C-Dawg
04-05-2009, 11:13 AM
"It would be nice if we could get a new ballpark for the Cubs"

I don't see it happening. How would they market themselves without having the "historic Wrigley Field experience" as their main ad campaign?

DickAllen72
04-05-2009, 11:25 AM
To paraphrase Damn Yankees, "whatever Zambo wants, Zambo gets."

Despite myself, I am really sort of getting to like Zambrano.:cool:
He's been my favorite Cub for a while now. (BTW I normally dislike all things Cub).

Sox
04-05-2009, 11:37 AM
Lou's response was interesting.

Of course Wrigley is "unique"...it has falling concrete and the stench of urine everywhere. Not too many other major league stadiums can say that!

Lip

:lol: Lip, you crack me up.....I got a good laugh out of that comment.

SOX ADDICT '73
04-05-2009, 11:47 AM
Watching the news story this week about all the additions to USCF, including the new whirlpool hot tubs (each with its own flat screen TV), I wondered if any Cubs players would see this stuff and sigh to themselves, "If only..."

WS in 05
04-05-2009, 01:59 PM
Watching the news story this week about all the additions to USCF, including the new whirlpool hot tubs (each with its own flat screen TV), I wondered if any Cubs players would see this stuff and sigh to themselves, "If only..."


Let them play at Comiskey for one of their home series and then ship their assess back to Wrigley. How do you think they'd feel going back to that **** hole.:cool:

manders_01
04-05-2009, 06:03 PM
Don't be too quick to profess the Zambrano love - seems that's not what he really said :rolleyes:: http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-.html

hi im skot
04-05-2009, 06:29 PM
Meh, good nutjobs are guys like AJ and Barry Zito. IMO, Zambrano's an *******, and not a very good clubhouse guy.

So you'd take Zito over Zambrano?

:rolleyes:

I'll take Zambrano on my team any day.

Sox
04-05-2009, 06:34 PM
Don't be too quick to profess the Zambrano love - seems that's not what he really said :rolleyes:: http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-.html

Zambrano cracks me up....nuh uh...thats not what I said. :whatever:Zam....

Sox
04-05-2009, 06:47 PM
I just saw this on Yahoo. I apologize in advance if this link has already been posted.

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news?slug=ap-zambrano-wrigley&prov=ap&type=lgns

WhiteSox1989
04-05-2009, 07:06 PM
I still don't like him.

eastchicagosoxfan
04-05-2009, 07:36 PM
I don't see it happening. How would they market themselves without having the "historic Wrigley Field experience" as their main ad campaign?
They can always fall back on the "loveable losers" theme.

Rdy2PlayBall
04-05-2009, 09:06 PM
I love how Zambrano is the biggest douche in baseball, then all of the sudden everyone loves him because he grew up liking the Sox and said he'd like a new park. :rolling:

Come on everyone, don't change your minds so easily. :tongue:

I've never disliked the guy, I would like him on the Sox... I just don't like the team hes on.

oeo
04-05-2009, 09:47 PM
Don't be too quick to profess the Zambrano love - seems that's not what he really said :rolleyes:: http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-.html

This is at least the second time he's implied that the Cubs should build a new park. The other was just last year after throwing his no-no at Miller Park.

Bobby Thigpen
04-05-2009, 09:50 PM
I want no part of Zambrano ever being in a Sox uniform.

That being said, for those of you that are construction types or engineers or architects or any of that stuff, would it be possible to close Wrigle for a year and basically gut it and reconstruct a stadium inside it that would keep the field and outfield and bleachers and all that stuff, but locate a modern kinda seating/clubhouse/pressbox/luxury suites behind it? Is that possible? Kinda Yankee Stadium IIish, but probably new from the ground up?

manders_01
04-05-2009, 10:13 PM
I want no part of Zambrano ever being in a Sox uniform.

That being said, for those of you that are construction types or engineers or architects or any of that stuff, would it be possible to close Wrigle for a year and basically gut it and reconstruct a stadium inside it that would keep the field and outfield and bleachers and all that stuff, but locate a modern kinda seating/clubhouse/pressbox/luxury suites behind it? Is that possible? Kinda Yankee Stadium IIish, but probably new from the ground up?

Having never set foot in that hole, I'm not really sure how it's constructed now i.e. is there enough room to upgrade what they currently have. I'd guess no and that a full demo, excavation and rebuild would be required. In order to keep the same footprint, they only have up or down to go. The excavation could be tricky if the water table is too high, they would be for more time and money to dewater the site. If all of that's the case, it would not be a one off-season or inexpensive process.

Rohan
04-05-2009, 10:42 PM
I'd take zambrano on my team.

SoxandtheCityTee
04-06-2009, 08:29 AM
Aw, c'mon, you can't blame Sox fans for enjoying this a bit. Here in Chicago we're constantly subjected to Cubs players mumbling in what I guess they imagine are reverent tones about the shrine that is the Urinal. Zambrano is just enough of a free spirit (or head case, if you prefer) to let something like this slip.

Of course, he's already retracted it, sort of -- I have no link for you, I heard it on the radio. But their need to get him to say that he never said that shows you how big of a deal it is to the organization.

cws05champ
04-06-2009, 11:02 AM
Don't be too quick to profess the Zambrano love - seems that's not what he really said :rolleyes:: http://blogs.chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports_hardball/2009/04/zambrano-.html
I'm pretty suprised by the comments of the Cub fans on this below the article. Most are saying they do need a new stadium and that Wrigley is a dump in a lot of places. Color me surprised...I didn't think that was the general consensus over there.

esbrechtel
04-06-2009, 11:08 AM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2009/04/carlos_zambrano_would_like_a_n.html

Who could blame him? Also reading some of the comments is very interesting....some Cub fans calling Wrigley a dump! :o: Who would have thought?

I by no means am Flubsessed but I wonder what would happen if they decided to tear that place down. You think people would chain themselves to the bleachers?

Rocky Soprano
04-06-2009, 11:12 AM
http://www.whitesoxinteractive.com/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=110567

esbrechtel
04-06-2009, 11:14 AM
Ha completely missed that...I usually dont venture in to this forum...sorry mods please merge

EuroSox35
04-06-2009, 11:39 AM
It's sad how they forced him to deny it and are now touting it all over headlines (even on ESPN.com) that it's okay, Zambrano likes Wrigley :rolleyes:

EndemicSox
04-06-2009, 11:41 AM
Meh, good nutjobs are guys like AJ and Barry Zito. IMO, Zambrano's an *******, and not a very good clubhouse guy.

His teammates would say otherwise. He 'aint an ace, but I'd take him on my team.

mccoydp
04-06-2009, 12:30 PM
http://blogs.suntimes.com/sportsprose/2009/04/carlos_zambrano_would_like_a_n.html


I by no means am Flubsessed but I wonder what would happen if they decided to tear that place down. You think people would chain themselves to the bleachers?

Not only that, but I see them laying down in front of the bulldozers!

oeo
04-06-2009, 12:53 PM
His teammates would say otherwise. He 'aint an ace, but I'd take him on my team.

Ozzie has said Zambrano is one of the nicest people around, and that his on field antics are just that.

Iwritecode
04-06-2009, 01:07 PM
Not only that, but I see them laying down in front of the bulldozers!

I know a few Cub fans that would be there with hardhats and sledgehammers helping them.

chisox77
04-07-2009, 09:31 PM
Of all the Cubs, Zambrano is the one I would want. He's a pretty good pitcher.