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thomas35forever
04-05-2011, 11:36 AM
From Merkin's Twitter:
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soltrain21
04-05-2011, 11:37 AM
That Stanley billboard is such an eyesore.

thomas35forever
04-05-2011, 11:39 AM
That Stanley billboard is such an eyesore.
I'm going to tell a certain professor at North Central you said that.

gobears1987
04-05-2011, 11:39 AM
That Stanley billboard is such an eyesore.

Who cares, it's R-E-V-E-N-U-E for the club, which is needed when you have the 5th highest payroll in baseball.

soltrain21
04-05-2011, 11:41 AM
Who cares, it's R-E-V-E-N-U-E for the club, which is needed when you have the 5th highest payroll in baseball.

No **** it's revenue for the club. That doesn't make it any less ugly.

sox1970
04-05-2011, 11:42 AM
People still call it Comiskey? That park got knocked down 20 years ago.

thomas35forever
04-05-2011, 11:45 AM
People still call it Comiskey? That park got knocked down 20 years ago.
To me, it's U.S. Cellular Field in name only. It was Comiskey Park when I started following the team and that's what it'll be until it's no more.

hawkjt
04-05-2011, 11:49 AM
That Stanley billboard is such an eyesore.

Nah,it is a beautiful sight for these old eyes....Soxpark beckons...and I will answer,yet again.

Marqhead
04-05-2011, 11:49 AM
That Stanley billboard is such an eyesore.

What was there before? Chevy?

soltrain21
04-05-2011, 11:57 AM
What was there before? Chevy?

I think it used to be ComEd.

Nellie_Fox
04-05-2011, 12:03 PM
People still call it Comiskey? That park got knocked down 20 years ago.I do. Yankee Stadium got knocked down too, and the new one is called...Yankee Stadium.

Marqhead
04-05-2011, 12:03 PM
I think it used to be ComEd.

Right you are. Eh, at least I get to stare at a billboard for a company that doesn't completely piss me off.

skobabe8
04-05-2011, 12:04 PM
I think it used to be ComEd.

Pretty sure it was Stanley last year and ComEd a few years ago.

I think a scoreboard renovation could incorporate some of those billboards and make them a little less obnoxious while keeping the revenue stream.

skobabe8
04-05-2011, 12:07 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/c/ce/US_Navy_100406-N-1232M-001_Sailors_assigned_to_various_commands_at_Naval_ Station_Great_Lakes_unfurl_an_American_flag_before _the_2010_home_opening_Chicago_White_Sox_baseball_ game.jpg/300px-US_Navy_100406-N-1232M-001_Sailors_assigned_to_various_commands_at_Naval_ Station_Great_Lakes_unfurl_an_American_flag_before _the_2010_home_opening_Chicago_White_Sox_baseball_ game.jpg

This pic is from Opening day 2010.

soltrain21
04-05-2011, 12:09 PM
Pretty sure it was Stanley last year and ComEd a few years ago.

I think a scoreboard renovation could incorporate some of those billboards and make them a little less obnoxious while keeping the revenue stream.

Oh, I knew it was Stanley last year. Because I thought it was ugly then, too.

I just wish they'd get a little more creative with the ads rather than have giant billboards out there. Hopefully it changes whenever they decide to change the scoreboard.

102605
04-05-2011, 12:11 PM
We need a GIANT Jumbotron display.

Lip Man 1
04-05-2011, 01:12 PM
What's the weather supposed to be like Thursday? Hope it's decent for everybody.

Lip

DSpivack
04-05-2011, 01:22 PM
What's the weather supposed to be like Thursday? Hope it's decent for everybody.

Lip

I think rain is in the forecast all 4 days this series. Highs in the 50s and 60s.

Sad
04-05-2011, 01:22 PM
What's the weather supposed to be like Thursday? Hope it's decent for everybody.

Lip

Skilling/WGN's site said upper 40's due to NE breeze off of lake

asindc
04-05-2011, 01:39 PM
People still call it Comiskey? That park got knocked down 20 years ago.

Yes, while it's true that the old Comiskey Park was in fact torn down, a new Comiskey Park was built in its place. That is where the Sox currently play. It is also true that U.S. Cellular paid the Sox organization a lot of money to have the official name of the park changed, but since no one paid me any of that money, I am free to continue referring to Comiskey Park by its original name.

FielderJones
04-05-2011, 01:52 PM
I think rain is in the forecast all 4 days this series. Highs in the 50s and 60s.

As of today Saturday has minimal chance (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/60616) of rain. Hooray! I think it's the same chance that I'll get to see Humber start the 4th inning. :(:

TheOldRoman
04-05-2011, 02:05 PM
Yes, while it's true that the old Comiskey Park was in fact torn down, a new Comiskey Park was built in its place. That is where the Sox currently play. It is also true that U.S. Cellular paid the Sox organization a lot of money to have the official name of the park changed, but since no one paid me any of that money, I am free to continue referring to Comiskey Park by its original name.You are free to have your opinion. As for me, I don't call it Comiskey because 1)From everything I have heard and read, old Comiskey was special enough to have its own name recognition without sharing a name, and 2)New Comiskey was a miserable, cavernous blue bowl that became infamous nationally as a punchline and the ultimate example of the last of a dying breed. I don't like having a corporate name on our park, but I much prefer US Cellular Field in its current state to New Comiskey circa 1995.

Marqhead
04-05-2011, 02:06 PM
As of today Saturday has minimal chance (http://www.weather.com/weather/tenday/60616) of rain. Hooray! I think it's the same chance that I'll get to see Humber start the 4th inning. :(:

Saturday is looking like the best day this week (and I will be in attendance.) Pretty happy it's an afternoon game, I think I can handle low 60s and partly sunny. Let's hope the rain, and Humber's general crapiness stay away that day.

skobabe8
04-05-2011, 02:08 PM
Yes, while it's true that the old Comiskey Park was in fact torn down, a new Comiskey Park was built in its place. That is where the Sox currently play. It is also true that U.S. Cellular paid the Sox organization a lot of money to have the official name of the park changed, but since no one paid me any of that money, I am free to continue referring to Comiskey Park by its original name.

US Cellular paid me enough in terms of the renovations for me to call it USCF.

russ99
04-05-2011, 02:09 PM
Oh, I knew it was Stanley last year. Because I thought it was ugly then, too.

I just wish they'd get a little more creative with the ads rather than have giant billboards out there. Hopefully it changes whenever they decide to change the scoreboard.

Stanley doesn't bother me, tons better than "Own a Condo" or the "The Private Bank" Fan Deck.

soxfan21
04-05-2011, 02:13 PM
The Weather Channel is reporting only a20% chance of rain for Thursday, with highs in the upper 40's/ low 50's.

jaguiar2
04-05-2011, 02:18 PM
Speaking of renovations at the Cell this year, I came across a CNN article that says they have ballpark wide Wi-Fi new for this year? Anyone know more about this?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/31/ballparks.unveil.tech.updates.wired/index.html?hpt=Sbin

sox1970
04-05-2011, 02:19 PM
The Weather Channel is reporting only a20% chance of rain for Thursday, with highs in the upper 40's/ low 50's.

Accuweather's hourly forecast isn't good from 2-7pm.

http://www.accuweather.com/us/il/chicago/60610/forecast-hourly.asp?fday=3&hbhhour=9

DumpJerry
04-05-2011, 02:23 PM
The Stanley billboard made its first appearance in 2009. It does not bother me because I watch the action on the field, not in the stands.

The park is, and always will be, Comiskey.

DumpJerry
04-05-2011, 02:24 PM
Accuweather's hourly forecast isn't good from 2-7pm.

http://www.accuweather.com/us/il/chicago/60610/forecast-hourly.asp?fday=3&hbhhour=9
Most of the accuweather forecasts posted here in the past have been anything but "accu."

LITTLE NELL
04-05-2011, 02:27 PM
I call it Sox Park. I hate corporate names.

sox1970
04-05-2011, 02:32 PM
You are free to have your opinion. As for me, I don't call it Comiskey because 1)From everything I have heard and read, old Comiskey was special enough to have its own name recognition without sharing a name, and 2)New Comiskey was a miserable, cavernous blue bowl that became infamous nationally as a punchline and the ultimate example of the last of a dying breed. I don't like having a corporate name on our park, but I much prefer US Cellular Field in its current state to New Comiskey circa 1995.

Pretty much sums it for me, although corporate sponsorship doesn't bother me. When they chopped off the 8 rows off the upper deck and made the other changes with US Cellular money, Comiskey Park II went away in my mind. That park is long gone, and that's a good thing.

And the new park probably shouldn't have been called Comiskey Park anyway. But that's a different story.

gregoriop
04-05-2011, 02:40 PM
Speaking of renovations at the Cell this year, I came across a CNN article that says they have ballpark wide Wi-Fi new for this year? Anyone know more about this?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/31/ballparks.unveil.tech.updates.wired/index.html?hpt=Sbin


Pretty cool!

DumpJerry
04-05-2011, 02:44 PM
Speaking of renovations at the Cell this year, I came across a CNN article that says they have ballpark wide Wi-Fi new for this year? Anyone know more about this?

http://www.cnn.com/2011/TECH/innovation/03/31/ballparks.unveil.tech.updates.wired/index.html?hpt=Sbin
Great. Some jerk will spill beer on my laptop because Dunn just hit his fourth dinger of the game.

Red Barchetta
04-05-2011, 02:55 PM
US Cellular paid me enough in terms of the renovations for me to call it USCF.

I agree. To me Comiskey will always be the old ballpark. The new Comiskey was bland and ugly. USCF has its own character now with the great renovations that were performed.

However with all the consolidation going on in the communications industry, I'm sure the name will change again. :rolleyes: Which makes me wonder if AT&T would ever buy US Cellular, whether or not they would change the name of the Park to AT&T Field since they already sponsor the Giants ballpark?

Speaking of changes, I noticed the old red Budweiser rooftop across from Wrigley has changed from the yellow Horshoe Casino to the blue United Airlines.

I always thought it was funny that Wrigley was marketed as so "family friendly" and then had a casino ad across the street.

asindc
04-05-2011, 02:57 PM
You are free to have your opinion. As for me, I don't call it Comiskey because 1)From everything I have heard and read, old Comiskey was special enough to have its own name recognition without sharing a name, and 2)New Comiskey was a miserable, cavernous blue bowl that became infamous nationally as a punchline and the ultimate example of the last of a dying breed. I don't like having a corporate name on our park, but I much prefer US Cellular Field in its current state to New Comiskey circa 1995.

I am offering no opinion on what others should call it (nor am I bothered by it), I'm just stating facts about why I continue to call it Comiskey Park. I also prefer it in its current state to 1995, so I don't harbor any ill will towards U.S. Cellular. But unless U.S. Cellular starts paying me to call it by its official name, it is Comiskey Park to me.

Lamp81
04-05-2011, 02:59 PM
Pretty much sums it for me, although corporate sponsorship doesn't bother me. When they chopped off the 8 rows off the upper deck and made the other changes with US Cellular money, Comiskey Park II went away in my mind. That park is long gone, and that's a good thing.

And the new park probably shouldn't have been called Comiskey Park anyway. But that's a different story.

I always thought it should have been named Thompson Field to honor the Governor, who literally stopped time, to make sure the Sox remained in Illinois.

That being said, because of the funds provided by US Cellular, we have a very beautiful park. It looks a ton better now, than it did when know as Comiskey Park II. Green Seats, roof, bullpen changes, Fundamentals, etc. For that, I can call it US Cellular.

I was watching something on 1993 on MLB, and forgot how ugly the Park used to be.

GoGoCrede
04-05-2011, 03:11 PM
Well, I'm ready too. :bandance::bandance:

kittle42
04-05-2011, 03:19 PM
I always thought it was funny that Wrigley was marketed as so "family friendly" and then had a casino ad across the street.

How is that any different than a beer ad?

Marqhead
04-05-2011, 03:35 PM
How is that any different than a beer ad?

You can't get drunk on blackjack chips? :shrug:

Red Barchetta
04-05-2011, 03:37 PM
How is that any different than a beer ad?

Because the beer ad at the time helped promote the caricature of Harry Caray and all things Wrigleyville that helped turn it into the beer garden of MLB. You're right, it's no different and that's what made it ironic when they took heat over the Horse Shoe Casino ad.

SephClone89
04-05-2011, 03:54 PM
Because the beer ad at the time helped promote the caricature of Harry Caray and all things Wrigleyville that helped turn it into the beer garden of MLB. You're right, it's no different and that's what made it ironic when they took heat over the Horse Shoe Casino ad.

Old Comiskey was known as "the world's largest outdoor tavern."

Nellie_Fox
04-05-2011, 04:10 PM
Old Comiskey was known as "the world's largest outdoor tavern."And at that time, Wrigley was referred to as the world's largest day-care center.

Red Barchetta
04-05-2011, 04:33 PM
Old Comiskey was known as "the world's largest outdoor tavern."

Yes it was, however it wasn't marketed as a family friendly either. I remember going there when I was 10. It was dark, loud and scary. I loved it! :D:

Corlose 15
04-05-2011, 05:13 PM
Am I the only one who noticed that in the picture the Vienna Beef sign isn't done being installed so Comiskey Park (Or U.S. Cellular Field) is in fact NOT ready?

soltrain21
04-05-2011, 05:15 PM
Am I the only one who noticed that in the picture the Vienna Beef sign isn't done being installed so Comiskey Park (Or U.S. Cellular Field) is in fact NOT ready?

That's a pillar from the Fan Deck.

Corlose 15
04-05-2011, 05:16 PM
Touche. :redface:

ChiSoxGirl
04-05-2011, 08:04 PM
Skilling/WGN's site said upper 40's due to NE breeze off of lake

It is for this reason that I'm having my sister bring the winter Sox jacket that's been hanging in the coat closet at my parents' house for quite awhile when she comes over tomorrow evening. I have a feeling I'm going to be glad I asked her to do that. I also plan on busting out the fake Uggs and toting a blanket with me on Thursday. I'm not happy when I'm cold, so I have to do whatever it takes to stay warm!

HomeFish
04-05-2011, 10:05 PM
I actually think the Stanley billboard is kind of nice looking. The colors don't stand out too much, it's kind of classy.

That said, it's not doing its job. I have no idea what kind of company Stanley is or what products they sell. The billboard doesn't tell me.

skobabe8
04-05-2011, 10:11 PM
I actually think the Stanley billboard is kind of nice looking. The colors don't stand out too much, it's kind of classy.

That said, it's not doing its job. I have no idea what kind of company Stanley is or what products they sell. The billboard doesn't tell me.

:tealpolice:

DumpJerry
04-05-2011, 10:26 PM
I actually think the Stanley billboard is kind of nice looking. The colors don't stand out too much, it's kind of classy.

That said, it's not doing its job. I have no idea what kind of company Stanley is or what products they sell. The billboard doesn't tell me.
You don't get to ACE Hardware or a home improvement store often, do you?