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#1swisher
03-20-2014, 01:17 PM
The Cubs have created WrigleyField100.com (http://WrigleyField100.com) to honor 100 years of history at the ballpark.


http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20140319&content_id=69660286&notebook_id=69659982&vkey=notebook_chc&c_id=chc


:happybday

palehosepub
03-20-2014, 02:15 PM
and what a successful 100 years it has been.....

tebman
03-20-2014, 08:41 PM
...and not looking a day over 99.


http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/photos/ACF744F.jpg

moochpuppy
03-21-2014, 07:29 AM
...and not looking a day over 99.


http://www.sportsbusinessdaily.com/photos/ACF744F.jpg

What's with the nets? Is that to catch falling concrete?

roylestillman
03-21-2014, 07:43 AM
Isn't the netting close to 15 years old now?

Moses_Scurry
03-21-2014, 08:30 AM
Isn't the netting close to 15 years old now?

I remember threads about them putting the nets up on here, so they are no older than WSI. Probably 2005 or so. I remember somebody referring to it as "putting a diaper" on the urinal. :lol:

roylestillman
03-21-2014, 08:36 AM
I remember threads about them putting the nets up on here, so they are no older than WSI. Probably 2005 or so. I remember somebody referring to it as "putting a diaper" on the urinal. :lol:
Found an old AP story. The City's building department threatened to not allow the park to open in July of the 2004 season until the netting was installed. So it's the tenth anniversary of the netting! Congratulations Cub fans.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1849134

Hitmen77
03-21-2014, 08:45 AM
I hope word gets out about this. I'm worried that Wrigley Field doesn't get enough attention and accolades.

What's with the nets? Is that to catch falling concrete?

Yes.

WhiteSox5187
03-21-2014, 11:51 AM
Found an old AP story. The City's building department threatened to not allow the park to open in July of the 2004 season until the netting was installed. So it's the tenth anniversary of the netting! Congratulations Cub fans.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1849134

As I recall those nets were supposed to be a temporary solution.

TheVulture
03-21-2014, 02:51 PM
That can't be up to code. Nets? Are you kidding me? What other building owner ever got away with something like that?

DumpJerry
03-21-2014, 05:17 PM
That can't be up to code. Nets? Are you kidding me? What other building owner ever got away with something like that?
The troughs are not exactly allowed in the Code, either.

Of course when you're selling hot dogs manufactured before the Korean War, bathroom troughs and crumbling cement are the least of your concerns.....

Railsplitter
03-23-2014, 07:55 AM
The troughs are not exactly allowed in the Code, either.



I'm no expert on building codes, but aren't structures already in existence exempt?

DumpJerry
03-23-2014, 09:51 AM
I'm no expert on building codes, but aren't structures already in existence exempt?
If something was up to Code when it was built, it is grandfathered in. However, if you remodel the part of the structure that is out of code, then the area being remodeled has to be brought up to current Code. You can have a kitchen that was built before GFCI outlets were required and today, that kitchen can still have the old fire-hazard outlets. But if you remodel your kitchen, then the GFCIs have to be put in.

cub killer
03-23-2014, 07:49 PM
Found an old AP story. The City's building department threatened to not allow the park to open in July of the 2004 season until the netting was installed. So it's the tenth anniversary of the netting! Congratulations Cub fans.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=1849134
When all this occurred, the Sun-Times put out the headline "Mayor Daley threatens to SHUT DOWN Wrigley Field". Pretty funny.

During the press conference, after Da Mare made the declaration, he was asked if he had anything more to say about Wrigley. His response was "Yeah, tell them to get a team." :lol:

Heff
04-01-2014, 09:17 PM
If something was up to Code when it was built, it is grandfathered in. However, if you remodel the part of the structure that is out of code, then the area being remodeled has to be brought up to current Code. You can have a kitchen that was built before GFCI outlets were required and today, that kitchen can still have the old fire-hazard outlets. But if you remodel your kitchen, then the GFCIs have to be put in.

Saw our Sox at Fenway last year and took the park tour (very cool, btw) - the guide said pretty much the same thing. They can't replace any of the original seats, or they'll have to install wider ones, reducing capacity by a few thousand...

Lemon44
04-01-2014, 09:39 PM
I'm really getting sick of The Cubune's countdown of the top 100 games at the Urinal.

Summary : "Remember that time we won that game and then didn't do anything? That was awesome!"

sunofgold
04-01-2014, 11:13 PM
How do you do it? How did you live to the long age of 100? Was it your diet of goats and alcohol filled urine? Or it is the ivy ?

SOXPHILE
04-04-2014, 09:29 AM
My favorite memories are all the World Series championships the Cubs won while playing there for the past 98 years...oh....wait........

Btw, anyone else been wondering how many Cubs fans actually realize or know that even though Wrigley is 100, their lil' blue team hasn't played there for 100 years yet ?

cub killer
04-05-2014, 08:51 AM
My favorite memories are all the World Series championships the Cubs won while playing there for the past 98 years...oh....wait........

Btw, anyone else been wondering how many Cubs fans actually realize or know that even though Wrigley is 100, their lil' blue team hasn't played there for 100 years yet ?
The Sun-Times interviewed a fan who didn't know they didn't get lights until 1988. Her response was "What did they use before then, flashlights?"

Despite the flubs being the flubs, the link in the original post is on point. Very informative, the White Sox MUST do something like this for Old Comiskey. I want to see the exact same thing for the Baseball Palace.

80 greatest moments. A walk thru its history with pictures from every decade, anecdotes, stories, everything that WrigleyField100.com provided. C'mon, Sox, throw us a bone. Our ballyard was every bit as historic.

roylestillman
04-05-2014, 10:47 AM
The Sun-Times interviewed a fan who didn't know they didn't get lights until 1988. Her response was "What did they use before then, flashlights?"

Despite the flubs being the flubs, the link in the original post is on point. Very informative, the White Sox MUST do something like this for Old Comiskey. I want to see the exact same thing for the Baseball Palace.

80 greatest moments. A walk thru its history with pictures from every decade, anecdotes, stories, everything that WrigleyField100.com provided. C'mon, Sox, throw us a bone. Our ballyard was every bit as historic.
I think its time to visit the 300 or 500 level. Great historic pics from the history of the White Sox and Chicago.

#1swisher
04-22-2014, 02:24 PM
MLB ‏@MLB (https://twitter.com/MLB) 1h (https://twitter.com/MLB/status/458668522986811392) Wrigley Field turns 100 tomorrow, and the celebration is going to be glorious: http://atmlb.com/1mAv1aY (http://t.co/zMcbRXmDDH)


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl2El2MIIAIpJxj.jpg

guillensdisciple
04-22-2014, 07:36 PM
MLB ‏@MLB (https://twitter.com/MLB)1h (https://twitter.com/MLB/status/458668522986811392) Wrigley Field turns 100 tomorrow, and the celebration is going to be glorious: http://atmlb.com/1mAv1aY (http://t.co/zMcbRXmDDH)


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Bl2El2MIIAIpJxj.jpg

YAAAAA BRAAA!!!!!!! Wrigleyville!!! Jagger Bombs!!!! GETTING DRUNK!!!!! Jagger Bombs!!!! Cubbies!!!!!!


BASEBALL!?!?!? WE HAVE SO MANY FANS!!!!!!!


WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!

robertks61
04-22-2014, 08:25 PM
Is it a sellout yet?

cub killer
04-23-2014, 06:30 AM
No one will care. Everybody will be watching the CL semifinal instead between Madrid and Munchen.

DumpJerry
04-23-2014, 07:07 AM
Talk about missed marketing opportunities. 2008 was the 100th anniversary of their last World Series title. Why no celebration?

russ99
04-23-2014, 11:00 AM
It's the party of the century for the Chicago Whales. :wink:

The Cubs were playing at West Side Grounds 100 years ago. LOL.

Makes me wonder what would have happened to the Cubs had the Federal League not sued for antitrust violations.

Foulke You
04-23-2014, 01:44 PM
In honor of Wrigley's 100th birthday, I thought I'd share my favorite Wrigley Field memory:

http://images.usatoday.com/sports/baseball/_photos/2006-07-07-pierzynski.jpg

http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger/1265/771/320/Cub%20trash.jpg

GAME RECAP:
http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/news/article.jsp?ymd=20060701&content_id=1532646&vkey=recap&fext=.jsp&c_id=cws

WhiteSox5187
04-23-2014, 02:24 PM
The Cubs have not sold out today's game. There are a LOT of empty seats in the lower and upper deck.

Hitmen77
04-23-2014, 03:31 PM
The Cubs have not sold out today's game. There are a LOT of empty seats in the lower and upper deck.

Wow. So much for the party of the century.

Metra added an extra train on the BNSF line for the Cubs game today. Maybe that wasn't necessary after all.

cub killer
04-23-2014, 04:10 PM
The 5th inning Happy Bday sing along was awkward.

Bases juiced for the KC Packers in the 9th. Will the flubs flub Wrigley's 100th b-day?

HAHAHAHAHA!!! They blew it!! Tied game in the 9th! HAHAHA!!

It's funny, while seeing all the "Wrigley memories" stuff during this game, I wondered why they didn't mention all those times their bullpen collapsed, which is what I usually remember about Wrigley. As the shadows increase in late afternoon at the "shrine", almost every time I watch, there is a Marmol type meltdown, leading to a loss.

And now the Pack leads 7-5. How fitting that on this special day in wrigley history, where they remember all that makes Wrigley Wrigley, a very typical Wrigley occurence occurs. A blown lead in the 9th, a 5-spot . And they were 1 strike away from winning. The more things change, the more they stay the same, even after 100 years.

sunofgold
04-23-2014, 04:26 PM
They should rename for the new century. How about the Budweiser Dive?

Wrigley Field is a dive. Poison ivy on the wall, group urinals worshiped by Boystown, throwing the ball back after opposition HRs, horrible renditions of the 7th inning stretch, concrete falling down.

Sometimes though a dive will do the trick. Some of the female cuBS fans (if they truly are fans and know a lick about baseball) are cute especially after a few buds. Sometimes nice to catch up on some of the other non-AAA NL teams.

SBSoxFan
04-23-2014, 04:30 PM
Wow. So much for the party of the century.

Metra added an extra train on the BNSF line for the Cubs game today. Maybe that wasn't necessary after all.

:offtopic:

but since you mention Metra and the BNSF line, what's the best way to get from Naperville to the South Shore train?

WhiteSox5187
04-23-2014, 04:33 PM
The Cubs have given up five (and counting) runs so far in the top of the 9th, really this is a very Cub way to lose so it's fitting.

kittle42
04-23-2014, 04:45 PM
The frequency with which I post about the Cubs these days is far less than it used to be, but the Cubs sure celebrated the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field in a way befitting of their "historic" franchise today - with a blown three-run lead in the 9th inning and a loss to a team that was even worse than the Cubs.

#1swisher
04-23-2014, 04:46 PM
Jon Morosi ‏@jonmorosi (https://twitter.com/jonmorosi) 31m (https://twitter.com/jonmorosi/status/459077930606280704)

Do Cubs fans consider Starlin Castro an elite shortstop? A ninth-inning error like that is maddening.

Lemon44
04-23-2014, 04:50 PM
:offtopic:

but since you mention Metra and the BNSF line, what's the best way to get from Naperville to the South Shore train?

Take BNSF to Union Station, walk to Michigan Ave., catch train at the Van Buren Station

cub killer
04-23-2014, 04:52 PM
First night game: rained out.

First night home opener: rained out.

First all star game in a generation: 2 hour in-game rain delay

5 outs away from 1st pennant since 1945: Bartman

100th anniversary of Wrigley: blow a 3 run lead in the 9th, lose after being 1 strike away from victory.

LITTLE NELL
04-23-2014, 04:58 PM
First night game: rained out.

First night home opener: rained out.

First all star game in a generation: 2 hour in-game rain delay

5 outs away from 1st pennant since 1945: Bartman

100th anniversary of Wrigley: blow a 3 run lead in the 9th, lose after being 1 strike away from victory.

Typical, I love it.

SBSoxFan
04-23-2014, 05:03 PM
Take BNSF to Union Station, walk to Michigan Ave., catch train at the Van Buren Station

Thanks! I was close.

My brother-in-law is in Chicago from Germany for work and is planning to take a side trip to South Bend.

And, go Diamondbacks! :bandance:

DrCrawdad
04-23-2014, 05:19 PM
First night game: rained out.

First night home opener: rained out.

First all star game in a generation: 2 hour in-game rain delay

5 outs away from 1st pennant since 1945: Bartman

100th anniversary of Wrigley: blow a 3 run lead in the 9th, lose after being 1 strike away from victory.

Cubbies Choke On 100 Year Anniversary Cake!

So darn fitting!

roylestillman
04-23-2014, 05:25 PM
Absolute shocker that over 8,000 tickets weren't sold. This was hyped as much as an All Star game or playoff game. The symbolism of a Cub outfielder getting hurt tripping over those quant bullpen mounds along the foul lines on the 100th birthday was not lost.

DrCrawdad
04-23-2014, 06:01 PM
First night game: rained out.

First night home opener: rained out.

First all star game in a generation: 2 hour in-game rain delay

5 outs away from 1st pennant since 1945: Bartman

100th anniversary of Wrigley: blow a 3 run lead in the 9th, lose after being 1 strike away from victory.

Absolute shocker that over 8,000 tickets weren't sold. This was hyped as much as an All Star game or playoff game. The symbolism of a Cub outfielder getting hurt tripping over those quant bullpen mounds along the foul lines on the 100th birthday was not lost.

And at a key moment, 9th inning & the Cubs trying to close out the victory many of those who did attend left.

Hugely hyped 100th anniversary game and 8,000 tickets left unsold plus untold number of no shows and the Cubbies CHOKE! Suck on that Cubbie Clowns who were giddy about Sox attendance woes on that recent midweek afternoon game the Sox had in the bitter cold.

SBSoxFan
04-23-2014, 06:34 PM
http://stats.csnchicago.com/mlb/recap.asp?g=340423116&final=true

:roflmao:

at the first paragraph.

Cubs are 7-20 in the playoffs at Wrigley.

gobears1987
04-23-2014, 06:40 PM
They celebrated in true Cubbie fashion!

Hitmen77
04-23-2014, 08:28 PM
http://stats.csnchicago.com/mlb/recap.asp?g=340423116&final=true

:roflmao:

at the first paragraph.



:rolling:

doublem23
04-23-2014, 08:44 PM
http://deadspin.com/young-boy-learns-exactly-what-it-means-to-be-a-cubs-fan-1566790913

kittle42
04-23-2014, 09:09 PM
http://deadspin.com/young-boy-learns-exactly-what-it-means-to-be-a-cubs-fan-1566790913

Yes. This is why I say DCFS should be called on parents who raise their kids to be Cubs fans.

Lip Man 1
04-23-2014, 09:40 PM
Thought everyone would get a laugh out of this. Was in touch with someone who was covering the game today and we were having a laugh at the Cubs' expense. They said in that 9th inning when the Cubs were melting down, some of the media members "were taking it personally." (LOL)

When I asked who, I was told, George Offman and Jesse Rogers.

Silly me...I thought the media was supposed to be "unbiased." :D:

Frankly I suspected it would be Kaplan. Guess I was wrong.

Lip

slavko
04-23-2014, 10:42 PM
Ofman doesn't make a secret of it but he's usually a pro. Back in 2005, Rogers was pretending to be a White Sox fan and not convincing anyone. Suffering Cubs fans make me happy. Is that so wrong?

sunofgold
04-24-2014, 12:45 AM
Guess who earned the save?

ADDISON Reed

DSpivack
04-24-2014, 02:34 AM
If they were celebrating the history of Wrigley Field and not only the current resident, then why not honor the team that actually won 8 championships there?

jdm2662
04-24-2014, 08:15 AM
If they were celebrating the history of Wrigley Field and not only the current resident, then why not honor the team that actually won 8 championships there?

Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers were present, even though neither one of them were around in 1963. I don't know who else since I haven't really paid much attention to it.

Risk
04-24-2014, 08:31 AM
Blowing a 3-run lead in the 9th to the team with the worst record in the league...the Cubs certainly celebrated Wrigley's 100th in the most appropriate way possible!

Risk

Dan H
04-24-2014, 08:35 AM
The Choke of 1969, fans fighting with the Dodgers' bullpen after a Cubs fan took a Dodgers' cap, Bartman and Cub fans contributing to that late inning collapse, and every Cub infielder making an error in a 2008 playoff game. Ah, the memories.

DSpivack
04-24-2014, 11:36 AM
Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers were present, even though neither one of them were around in 1963. I don't know who else since I haven't really paid much attention to it.
I didn't realize that, thanks.

I guess Bill Wade, Johnny Morris, Ed O'Bradovich and Ditka were unavailable...

doublem23
04-24-2014, 11:38 AM
I guess Bill Wade, Johnny Morris, Ed O'Bradovich and Ditka were unavailable...

Got a feeling the bros and trixies who occupy Wrigley nowadays don't recognize 3 of those names.

MeteorsSox4367
04-24-2014, 12:39 PM
According to WXRT and the Score's Facebook pages, the Wrigley Field cake that the Cubs commissioned ended up in the garbage.

That could not be any more awesome.

beasly213
04-24-2014, 03:19 PM
According to WXRT and the Score's Facebook pages, the Wrigley Field cake that the Cubs commissioned ended up in the garbage.

That could not be any more awesome.

hahahahaah


http://deadspin.com/the-cubs-400-pound-wrigley-cake-is-sitting-in-a-dumpste-1567177257

RadioheadRocks
04-24-2014, 06:59 PM
"Someone left the cake out in the dumpster..."

cards press box
04-24-2014, 07:41 PM
Silly me...I thought the media was supposed to be "unbiased." :D: Lip

https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQg8P06A7pYQK0niEvTFpnylXeOGAGCj nXjvbSpNB6FZ6QDNU2V

What!!??!!

cards press box
04-24-2014, 07:57 PM
Got a feeling the bros and trixies who occupy Wrigley nowadays don't recognize 3 of those names.

https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS9ICcPwgOFjSlPuUl2wAEuFY8pRQMpA GryuPtv6K2jmfLvnz-5LA

What!!??!!

cws05champ
04-24-2014, 09:17 PM
https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcQg8P06A7pYQK0niEvTFpnylXeOGAGCj nXjvbSpNB6FZ6QDNU2V

What!!??!!

Oooohhhh Nooooooo!!!!

"Someone left the cake out in the dumpster..."

Word is the Frosting on the underside of the upper deck was falling onto the Jelly bean spectators below. Also the Wrigley Field cake did not smell so good, they had to put it out. So life like!!!

slavko
04-24-2014, 10:29 PM
Dick Butkus and Gale Sayers were present, even though neither one of them were around in 1963. I don't know who else since I haven't really paid much attention to it.

Saw a picture of Sayers and Butkus at the event in my AM paper. Gale looks very bad. I wonder what's wrong with him. I saw them both on that field many times way back when.

cards press box
04-25-2014, 06:38 AM
"Someone left the cake out in the dumpster..."

https://encrypted-tbn3.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRESzH-bNBXOrdFL8RinpGm-EFArVWJg4Lko7DNbFY6Iu8dqxKH

What!!??!!

jdm2662
04-25-2014, 09:02 AM
Saw a picture of Sayers and Butkus at the event in my AM paper. Gale looks very bad. I wonder what's wrong with him. I saw them both on that field many times way back when.

Well, sayers is a month away from turning 71. I'm sure it has something to do with it.

Not a fan of Sayers, but he played before my time. He always came across as a bitter old man. And, when he was a Score "expert", that was an even bigger joke. Hell, Mike North knew more what he was talking about than him.

PaleHoser
04-25-2014, 09:52 AM
"Someone left the cake out in the dumpster..."

Art imitating life.

#1swisher
04-25-2014, 10:21 AM
The Cubs hope to mend fences with Sosa before they celebrate the 100-year anniversary of the team moving into Wrigley, which occurred in 1916.

ESPN
http://espn.go.com/chicago/mlb/story/_/id/10828966/chicago-cubs-say-absent-sammy-sosa-make-amends

cards press box
04-25-2014, 06:55 PM
Art imitating life.

For anyone interested, this (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GHS8hj4TdT8&feature=kp) is the Richard Harris song that refers to leaving a cake out in the rain or, in this case, the dumpster.

Hitmen77
04-28-2014, 07:52 AM
I missed this from Friday.

Not a 100th birthday thing, but I didn't think it warranted its own thread. The Cubs game on Friday was bumped to "Cozi-TV" because the Bulls and Hawks were on CSN and CSN+ while the Sox were on WCIU.

I know it's just a scheduling fluke, but I still find it interesting that the team that once had every game broadcast nationally on a superstation was bumped to a sub-channel for one evening. If that happened to the Sox, I wonder if there would be some people up in arms here about it.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Tonights-Cubs-Game-Airs-on-Cozi-TV-256749931.html

RadioheadRocks
04-28-2014, 09:28 PM
I missed this from Friday.

Not a 100th birthday thing, but I didn't think it warranted its own thread. The Cubs game on Friday was bumped to "Cozi-TV" because the Bulls and Hawks were on CSN and CSN+ while the Sox were on WCIU.

I know it's just a scheduling fluke, but I still find it interesting that the team that once had every game broadcast nationally on a superstation was bumped to a sub-channel for one evening. If that happened to the Sox, I wonder if there would be some people up in arms here about it.

http://www.nbcchicago.com/news/local/Tonights-Cubs-Game-Airs-on-Cozi-TV-256749931.html

To quote another song, "listen to the tide slowly turning..."

cub killer
05-02-2014, 02:20 PM
Cozi TV is available on free OTA TV, so they had more coverage than cable that night. Not a big deal.

I'm looking forward to all their throwback days, and of course seeing em lose in those old school unis. The Sox need to rotate throwbacks and even include 1800s Sioux City and St Paul uniforms as well.

Irishsox1
05-02-2014, 04:15 PM
The novelty of going to a Cubs bleacher game has got to have worn off by now, bleacher seats are $59 a game.

vinny
05-16-2014, 07:10 AM
Centennial mural on the outside of Wrigley includes a photo of Charles Lindbergh attending a game...at Comiskey!

http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/2014/05/wrigley-field-centennial-mural-mistake-thats-comiskey-park-not-wrigley-field/

Don't worry, Cubs management is on the case.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/cubs-to-fix-mural-mistake-depicting-comiskey-park/

Heff
05-16-2014, 07:44 AM
Centennial mural on the outside of Wrigley includes a photo of Charles Lindbergh attending a game...at Comiskey!

http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/2014/05/wrigley-field-centennial-mural-mistake-thats-comiskey-park-not-wrigley-field/

Don't worry, Cubs management is on the case.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/cubs-to-fix-mural-mistake-depicting-comiskey-park/

Lol - just like the Flubbies... can't even get a mural right. Maybe next centennial!

tebman
05-16-2014, 08:10 AM
:D: Think anybody would notice?


sLUXxbVLiAk

doublem23
05-16-2014, 08:46 AM
Centennial mural on the outside of Wrigley includes a photo of Charles Lindbergh attending a game...at Comiskey!

http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/2014/05/wrigley-field-centennial-mural-mistake-thats-comiskey-park-not-wrigley-field/

Don't worry, Cubs management is on the case.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/cubs-to-fix-mural-mistake-depicting-comiskey-park/

:rolling:

TommyJohn
05-16-2014, 10:50 AM
Centennial mural on the outside of Wrigley includes a photo of Charles Lindbergh attending a game...at Comiskey!

http://www.chicagonow.com/waiting-4-cubs/2014/05/wrigley-field-centennial-mural-mistake-thats-comiskey-park-not-wrigley-field/

Don't worry, Cubs management is on the case.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/16/cubs-to-fix-mural-mistake-depicting-comiskey-park/

Tribune Photo Caption:

Lucky Lindy Lost
World famous Aviator gets turned around on the way to Wrigley Field, thus emulating another famed pilot-“Wrong Way” Corrigan

doublem23
05-16-2014, 01:40 PM
The Tribune continues to have an absolute field day every time the Cubs make the slightest management error

DumpJerry
05-16-2014, 04:01 PM
:D: Think anybody would notice?


sLUXxbVLiAk
Good lord. And people say we make this **** up.

FielderJones
05-16-2014, 04:15 PM
Good lord. And people say we make this **** up.

http://www.schadenfreude.net/

DumpJerry
05-16-2014, 04:50 PM
http://www.schadenfreude.net/
Ok, well what makes it so funny is that it is so believable.

tebman
05-16-2014, 10:04 PM
Ok, well what makes it so funny is that it is so believable.

Satire is stranger than fiction. Coming soon is the Lincoln Park Chad Society (http://lpchad.com/), heir to the late, lamented Lincoln Park Trixie Society (https://web.archive.org/web/20001017124523/http://www.lptrixie.com/features/sports.htm).

vinny
05-21-2014, 06:41 AM
LOL at the Cubs 100th Anniversary banner ad I saw this morning on WSI in the Parking Lot.

SaltyPretzel
05-21-2014, 07:49 AM
Looks like the grounds crew was boozing it up:

Golden Sox
05-21-2014, 10:07 AM
Say what you want about the bad guys on the Northside but they still know how to sell tickets. They're on pace to draw 2.6 million people this year. When you stop and consider how bad there team is, I find there attendance absolutely amazing. I realize they have turned there stadium into the Chicago version of Mardi Gras but I would still like to think that most people would have better things to do than spend there money on a team that's going to finish in last place. I just hope I never live to see the day when they actually win a pennant/World Championship. The White Sox would be entirely crushed by the media if that ever happened.

DumpJerry
05-21-2014, 02:11 PM
Say what you want about the bad guys on the Northside but they still know how to sell tickets. They're on pace to draw 2.6 million people this year. When you stop and consider how bad there team is, I find there attendance absolutely amazing. I realize they have turned there stadium into the Chicago version of Mardi Gras but I would still like to think that most people would have better things to do than spend there money on a team that's going to finish in last place. I just hope I never live to see the day when they actually win a pennant/World Championship. The White Sox would be entirely crushed by the media if that ever happened.
They lost 24,000 season ticket holders since the Theo era began. I know many people who were on the wait list for season tickets at numbers 10,000+ only two years ago who were told that their number is up and they can now get tickets. When they say no (I've yet to meet someone who said yes this year), they get so many calls from the Sales Department they have to file stalking charges with the police.

Where did you get information that they are drawing 2.6M this year when the park has been noticeably empty so far?

doublem23
05-21-2014, 02:32 PM
Where did you get information that they are drawing 2.6M this year when the park has been noticeably empty so far?

Their average attendance so far this year is 32,306 per game.

They play 81 home games in the season.

32,306 x 81 = 2,616,786

DumpJerry
05-21-2014, 02:45 PM
Their average attendance so far this year is 32,306 per game.

They play 81 home games in the season.

32,306 x 81 = 2,616,786
Someone forgot to fill the seats for the television cameras. I guess they are counting tickets "sold" (i.e., sold given away, flew out an open window, etc.) and not turnstile clicks.

Chez
05-21-2014, 04:51 PM
Someone forgot to fill the seats for the television cameras. I guess they are counting tickets "sold" (i.e., sold given away, flew out an open window, etc.) and not turnstile clicks.

The Sox do the same thing.

DumpJerry
05-21-2014, 05:06 PM
The Sox do the same thing.
Except Sox fans don't talk about attendance like it's the end goal of a baseball season.

kittle42
05-21-2014, 05:17 PM
In other news, Samardzija still can't buy a win.

XplodingScorbord
05-21-2014, 05:39 PM
Hey, at least the Cubs did us the favor of taking this one to extras against the Yanks before they head to our place for four.

doublem23
05-21-2014, 08:51 PM
In other news, Samardzija still can't buy a win.

What's even crazier is the Cubs have a run differential of 0 and are 12 games under .500.

:scratch:

roylestillman
05-22-2014, 09:08 AM
I am at a loss to figure out what the Ricketts are up to with this latest three steps back move on the Wrigley renovations. End negotiations with their contractually bound partners. Tear up the City Council and Landmark agreement, adding new boards and relocating the bullpens by pulling out bricks and ivy. Is this just a stall or just ineptness? When do Cub fans turn on this group?

SBSoxFan
05-22-2014, 10:29 AM
What's even crazier is the Cubs have a run differential of 0 and are 12 games under .500.

:scratch:

Well, they're 2-9 in 1-run games and 6-4 in "blowout" games. Also, their standard deviation in runs scored is over 1 run greater than their opponents (3.3 versus 2.2). I don't know how (statistically) significant that last one is. For comparison, the Sox have a runs scored deviation of 3.6 versus 3.3 for their opponents.

vinny
05-22-2014, 10:53 AM
I am at a loss to figure out what the Ricketts are up to with this latest three steps back move on the Wrigley renovations. End negotiations with their contracturly bound partners. Tear up the City Council and Landmark agreement, adding new boards and relocating the bullpens by pulling out bricks and ivy. Is this just a stall or just ineptness? When do Cub fans turn on this group?

I was about to ask what the hell you were talking about but googled it myself.

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/ct-ricketts-wrigley-field-met-0522-20140522,0,5800428.story

The video with the clubhouse batting practice area is hilarious:
http://mlb.mlb.com/news/article/chc/cubs-moving-forward-with-wrigley-restoration-plan?ymd=20140521&content_id=76326626&vkey=news_chc

:popcorn:

Max Power
05-22-2014, 11:50 AM
Here's another (http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2014/05/22/7346/ricketts-honors-wrigleys-100th-by-proposing-seven-new-ad-boards-chopping-hole-in-ivy-wall/) account of the new plan. I wonder how Cub fans feel about it.

PaleHoser
05-22-2014, 02:41 PM
Here's another (http://www.fieldofschemes.com/2014/05/22/7346/ricketts-honors-wrigleys-100th-by-proposing-seven-new-ad-boards-chopping-hole-in-ivy-wall/) account of the new plan. I wonder how Cub fans feel about it.

I doubt they'll even notice.

DumpJerry
05-22-2014, 10:30 PM
Ex Cub Andrew Cashner tells it like it is (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-andrew-cashner-bits-cubs-padres-spt-0523-20140523,0,5560777.story)about the Urinal.

DrCrawdad
05-22-2014, 11:01 PM
Ex Cub Andrew Cashner tells it like it is (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/ct-andrew-cashner-bits-cubs-padres-spt-0523-20140523,0,5560777.story)about the Urinal.

Begin the Andrew Cashner evisceration.

Commandment #11: Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill Of The Shrine.

DumpJerry
05-22-2014, 11:04 PM
Begin the Andrew Cashner evisceration.

Commandment #11: Thou Shalt Not Speak Ill Of The Shrine.
It wasn't too long ago that everyone involved with publishing that story would have been immediately fired from the Tribune.

Moses_Scurry
05-23-2014, 04:58 AM
I am at a loss to figure out what the Ricketts are up to with this latest three steps back move on the Wrigley renovations. End negotiations with their contractually bound partners. Tear up the City Council and Landmark agreement, adding new boards and relocating the bullpens by pulling out bricks and ivy. Is this just a stall or just ineptness? When do Cub fans turn on this group?

It's a big middle finger to the roof top owners. They're saying "if you are going to fight us no matter what, we're going to put in what we want instead of the scaled back compromise". I'm guessing their hoping the roof tops see these over-the-top plans for boards, signs, and lights that will really block their views and will decide the old plan with one board and one sign wasn't so bad after all.

I don't really have a feeling favoring one side or the other. I just want the fight to go on forever until Wrigley is unusable. Kind of like the wars with East-Asia and Eurasia!

Hitmen77
05-24-2014, 03:07 PM
What's even crazier is the Cubs have a run differential of 0 and are 12 games under .500.

:scratch:

They don't have TWTW.

roylestillman
05-27-2014, 01:52 PM
Well, so much for beautiful Wrigley Field.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/27/view-renderings-of-cubs-proposed-signage-expansion-at-wrigley/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

SBSoxFan
05-27-2014, 02:52 PM
Well, so much for beautiful Wrigley Field.

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2014/05/27/view-renderings-of-cubs-proposed-signage-expansion-at-wrigley/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

All those renderings show packed roof tops!

#1swisher
05-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Beginning May 30, the Magnificent Mile will feature 50 custom-made pairs of ballpark seats to pay tribute to special moments in Wrigley Field's 100-year history and raise money for Chicago Cubs Charities.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140528/BLOGS04/140529800/wrigley-field-seats-will-dot-mag-mile?r=NO_VALUE#

http://htmlimg2.scribdassets.com/4wxiqgh29s3tlj2y/images/1-45f00b26f9.jpg

DumpJerry
05-28-2014, 09:17 PM
Beginning May 30, the Magnificent Mile will feature 50 custom-made pairs of ballpark seats to pay tribute to special moments in Wrigley Field's 100-year history and raise money for Chicago Cubs Charities.

http://www.chicagobusiness.com/article/20140528/BLOGS04/140529800/wrigley-field-seats-will-dot-mag-mile?r=NO_VALUE#


Where will Bartman's seat be located?:tongue:

doublem23
05-29-2014, 10:37 AM
Kap got his hands on the contract between the Cubs and rooftop owners:

http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/unveiled-see-complete-wrigley-field-rooftop-contract

The Immigrant
05-29-2014, 11:33 AM
Kap got his hands on the contract between the Cubs and rooftop owners:

http://www.csnchicago.com/cubs/unveiled-see-complete-wrigley-field-rooftop-contract

Section 6.6 is very sloppily written. I don't agree with Kaplan's legal expert on how it is likely to be interpreted in court or by an arbitrator. In my view, adding a jumbotron or permanent signs is not really an expansion of the stadium even if it's done in conjuction with renovations to the stadium that end up adding a few extra seats.

Moses_Scurry
05-29-2014, 11:43 AM
I'm no legal expert by any means, but it seems weird to me that everything before that very last sentence talks about "bleacher seating expansion". There is specifically a sentence that says the cubs are to not erect screens or signs that block the view. Then that last sentence seems to negate everything by stating that any "expansion" (doesn't specify bleacher seating) that is approved by the city can go forward. It almost looks like whoever wrote it messed up by not putting the "bleacher seating" words in front of that last expansion. So if the city approves, then anything goes and the prohibition of screens and signs is negated apparently. It is really hard to believe that all of the roof top and cub lawyers would miss this, so it almost has to be intentional. I don't see why the roof top owners would ever agree to that.

#1swisher
08-08-2014, 02:29 PM
Cubs Talk ‏@CSNCubs (https://twitter.com/CSNCubs) This is pretty cool. Cubby Bear mowed into CF grass at Wrigley:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Buih0UUCMAAlXhj.jpg

SOXPHILE
08-10-2014, 08:16 PM
Cubs Talk ‏@CSNCubs (https://twitter.com/CSNCubs) This is pretty cool. Cubby Bear mowed into CF grass at Wrigley:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Buih0UUCMAAlXhj.jpg

Oh yeah. It's just adorable.:rolleyes:

slavko
08-10-2014, 10:18 PM
It could have been done by space aliens. Now, that would be interesting. This, not so much.