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DumpJerry
05-15-2012, 08:20 AM
It's a curse and a jinx. (http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052702304192704577404424241146562.html?m od=WSJ_hpp_MIDDLE_Video_second)

Frater Perdurabo
05-15-2012, 08:37 AM
I've said for years they should sell them team to Vlasic Pickles, tear down the Urinal, build a covered stadium and call it the Dill Dome.

pythons007
05-15-2012, 09:49 AM
I've said for years they should sell them team to Vlasic Pickles, tear down the Urinal, build a covered stadium and call it the Dill Dome.

At least pickles would smell better than piss.

FielderJones
05-15-2012, 12:46 PM
The Cubs moved into Wrigley in 1916, when it was known as Weegham Park.


Another one who can't spell Weeghman.

In 1906 they went 116-36, a .763 winning percentage that remains the greatest season in major-league history.
Except for the minor detail of losing to their crosstown rivals in the World Series.

The entire story can be told via two statistics: The Cubs pre-Wrigley: 2,971 wins, 2,152 losses.
The Cubs since (before Monday): 7,382 wins, 7,703 losses.
Finally some useful stuff. Amazing, considering the Wrigley Field era includes the pennant winners of 1918, 1929, 1932, 1935, 1938, and 1945. Those other years must really suck.

LITTLE NELL
05-15-2012, 12:56 PM
If they were smart they would tear down the Urinal, build a new one on the same spot but with home plate facing the southeast like USCF and the new park would have fantastic views of downtown Chicago and at the same time would not have the wind factor the old dump has now. The roof top owners on Waveland would be pissed off and the ones that are on Sheffield would be outside the left field wall instead of being outside the right field wall.

Nellie_Fox
05-16-2012, 01:12 AM
Another one who can't spell Weeghman.There are people on here who can't spell Alexei; I'm not worried that they can't spell a name that hasn't meant anything to anybody in a hundred years, and that half the web sites dedicated to ballpark history get wrong, too.

http://www.baseball-statistics.com/Ballparks/ChiC/index.htm

http://www.helium.com/items/331426-legendary-ballparks-the-history-of-wrigley-field-chicago

http://chicagotribunestore.com/shop/accessories/cubs-vs-giants-jigsaw-puzzle

http://chicagology.com/baseball/chicagoclub/

So, I don't think it's a big deal that people don't know which is correct.