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GoSox2K3
10-20-2009, 11:14 PM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-replica-fields-south-zone-21oct21,0,1053401.story

A group linked to White Sox charities is planning to build a youth baseball facility in Romeoville with mini-replicas of The Cell, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Yankee Stadium.

The headline for for this article on the Trib's website? Mini versions of Wrigley, Fenway planned in Romeoville

:rolleyes: I guess those are the home ballparks for Chicago's two favorite teams. Why even mention the Cell? It's not like the organization planning this is linked to the Sox or anything.

The article itself is good. It's just typical that they blow off the Sox in their headline

JermaineDye05
10-20-2009, 11:48 PM
Meh. Wrigley and Fenway are the only old parks left out there (I think) so I can see why they chose those two.

DrCrawdad
10-21-2009, 12:09 AM
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/chicago/chi-replica-fields-south-zone-21oct21,0,1053401.story

A group linked to White Sox charities is planning to build a youth baseball facility in Romeoville with mini-replicas of The Cell, Wrigley Field, Fenway Park, and Yankee Stadium.

The headline for for this article on the Trib's website? Mini versions of Wrigley, Fenway planned in Romeoville

:rolleyes: I guess those are the home ballparks for Chicago's two favorite teams. Why even mention the Cell? It's not like the organization planning this is linked to the Sox or anything.

The article itself is good. It's just typical that they blow off the Sox in their headline

:nocomment:

WSox597
10-21-2009, 07:53 AM
To be accurate, the mini version of Wrigley would have to smell bad, and have the occasional concrete piece fall at random. And it has to be real far from any parking lot.

I haven't been to Fenway, so I can't make any comments about it.

Hitmen77
10-21-2009, 02:15 PM
Meh. Wrigley and Fenway are the only old parks left out there (I think) so I can see why they chose those two.

I have to say that this headline by the Trib is pretty weak. Such a headline would make sense for an out-of-town audience, but not for a local paper. Who cares if Fenway is old? That doesn't make The Cell irrelevant to Chicagoans.

Ironic that it's a Sox charities-related project that includes a replica of both Chicago ballparks and the Trib thinks the headline should that that they're building a Wrigley and Fenway replica. While Dan McGrath scratches his head and wonders why Sox fans are never satisfied with the Trib's coverage, there are always little things like this that affirm our claim that the paper is very Cub-centric.

Hitmen77
10-21-2009, 02:17 PM
To be accurate, the mini version of Wrigley would have to smell bad, and have the occasional concrete piece fall at random. And it has to be real far from any parking lot.



:nod:
Maybe they'll let the parents throw garbage on the field if an ump blows a call in one of these Little League games in order to really simulate the Wrigley atmosphere.

tacosalbarojas
10-21-2009, 02:18 PM
The good ol nameless headline writer strikes again...argh.

Smokey Burg
10-21-2009, 02:40 PM
I like the idea of placing the mini wrigley field well away from a parking lot. Also, a leking porta-potty would be appropriate in order to supply an authentic aroma.

FielderJones
10-21-2009, 02:49 PM
While Dan McGrath scratches his head and wonders why Sox fans are never satisfied with the Trib's coverage, there are always little things like this that affirm our claim that the paper is very Cub-centric.

Nothing new about this. It has ever been thus, even pre Cubune ownership and pre Wrigley Field.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/West_Side_Park_1906_World_Series.JPG
Game 3, 1906 World Series, October 11, 1906, West Side Park, home of Chicago Cubs

tstrike2000
10-21-2009, 02:55 PM
Nothing new about this. It has ever been thus, even pre Cubune ownership and pre Wrigley Field.


http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/81/West_Side_Park_1906_World_Series.JPG
Game 3, 1906 World Series, October 11, 1906, West Side Park, home of Chicago Cubs

Like the picture you dug up Fielder.

FielderJones
10-21-2009, 02:58 PM
Like the picture you dug up Fielder.

According to these notes (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:West_Side_Park_1906_World_Series.JPG), that is possibly The Fielder Jones :wink: at bat.