View Full Version : LOL - ESPN article on Wrigley visit

08-14-2002, 12:53 PM

Had to laugh at this part in an otherwise Wrigley-Is-God strokejob in Jim Caple's column today...

Scooter has followed and loved baseball all his life. He rooted for the Bison when he lived in Buffalo, and he rooted for the Mariners long before it was the trendy thing to do in Seattle. The city's new fans drive him nuts. He loves to rant about hearing fans refer to the umpires as "refs," runs as "points" and foul territory as "out-of-bounds."

He expected to hear a more knowledgeable fan in Chicago, but we weren't in our seats five minutes before we heard the man behind us mispronounce "Roger Clemens." When another fan asked us how many innings must be played for it to be a complete game, Scooter said, "I may owe Seattle fans an apology."


The attendance flashed on the scoreboard: 29,641. Not bad for a rainy midweek day game for an underachieving team 16 games under .500. Of those fans, most either came to see Sammy Sosa or the ballpark. Wrigley Field is a wonderful blessing for baseball and a minor curse for the Cubs. Because Cubs fans come out win or lose -- they went nuts when Sosa caught a routine flyball in right field -- there isn't much incentive for the owners to really, really try to win. If fans come out win or lose, why overspend to win?

08-14-2002, 02:07 PM
I think WSI's lawyers should contact Jim Caple and threaten a plagarism lawsuit. Nothing there that hasn't been said here before. Just funny when it only takes a national sports writer one game to realize that what we said all along is true. :D:

Foulke You
08-14-2002, 03:01 PM
He expected to hear a more knowledgable fan in Chicago but someone neglected to give him directions to Comiskey Park. :D: