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Tekijawa
06-22-2004, 02:03 PM
That's what it says! Moronotti must be rolling in his grave, well if he was dead.

It's all about the game at wrigley folks!

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-0406220191jun22,1,5994755.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

Overall experience
WRIGLEY: PRO: It's a beautiful park with a lot of history. CON: Most of that history is losing.
U.S. CELLULAR: Look around . . . no one seems to be here. On the other hand, they probably are enjoying themselves somewhere else in "Comiskey Mall."
EDGE: EVEN. The parks couldn't be more different. At Cellular, there always is something to do. At Wrigley, it's all about the game

Meixner007
06-22-2004, 02:08 PM
The "columnist" also seems to think take me out to the ball game is a long standing tradition started at the shrine.

Rocky Soprano
06-22-2004, 02:08 PM
Its all about the game at Wrigley? :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:


I guess he meant to say: It's all about getting seen at the game at Wrigley.

harwar
06-22-2004, 02:14 PM
its all about the beer ... :dtroll:

Baby Fisk
06-22-2004, 02:18 PM
I thought this was an absurd description:

U.S. CELLULAR: The patriotic-yet-rally-killing "God Bless America" on Sundays and holidays.
How is that rally killing? Does it involve a pop-up bunt?

GoSox2K3
06-22-2004, 02:42 PM
Take Me Out to the Ballgame is a "canned version" at US Cellular?

That's just an ignorant comment written by someone who's never heard of Nancy Faust. He must have not even been paying attention if he didn't know the Sox organist was playing the 7th inning stretch.

"Security and Safety....EDGE: WRIGLEY. Both parks are pretty safe. Although there may be more obnoxious adults at Wrigley, there is less space for kids to get lost."

What? the edge to Wrigley because there is 'less space for kids to get lost'? That makes no sense to me.

Malgar 12
06-22-2004, 02:47 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-0406220191jun22,1,5994755.story?coll=cs-home-headlines

"Giveaways
WRIGLEY: The Cubs love giving things away. Though few items are geared to them, most kids would enjoy all the free stuff.
U.S. CELLULAR: By the time the summer really heats up, the Sox are hoping the play on the field and the frequent fireworks shows will be enough to lure young fans.
EDGE: WRIGLEY. A season-ticket holder on the North Side will fill up his bedroom with red and blue pretty quickly. On the other hand, Aug. 21 is Esteban Loaiza bobble head night at The Cell!

Home runs
WRIGLEY: Curtain calls when the Cubs hit a homer. "Throw it back!" when the visiting team does.
U.S. CELLULAR: Fireworks when the Sox hit a homer. A nice souvenir for a lucky fan when the visiting team does.
EDGE: CELLULAR. It's a good tradition at Wrigley, but few things make kids happier than fireworks."

Except for cheap cubbyville give-aways, those are better than fireworks!:D:
If I didn't know better I would think the Cubs were owned by this paper!

What a joke. The only thing Wrigley can claim is nostalgia, but somehow they win on BP, give-aways, 7th inning stretch, and my favorite safety, because..."Both parks are pretty safe. Although there may be more obnoxious adults at Wrigley, there is less space for kids to get lost."

Daddy! Daddy! Where are you? I got lost in the Wide spacious concourses!:bandance: "My Kingdom for a smelly decrepit cramped dump!"

the_valenstache
06-22-2004, 02:53 PM
You forgot to mention the luxurious bathrooms, accessible parking, the fine malted flavor of Old Style beer, B-list celebrities warbling off the easiest-to-sing-song-in-the-universe-besides-Happy Birthday, and the World's Most Famous Panhandler!

:woo-woo

Woo! I wiped myself! Woo!

Baby Fisk
06-22-2004, 02:56 PM
Just wondering: Is Malgar 12 the little brother of Hangar 18? I have some really twisted Sci-Fi imagery in my mind right now! No offence, I'm sure you are both well-rounded and human. :cool:

Malgar 12
06-22-2004, 03:03 PM
Just wondering: Is Malgar 12 the little brother of Hangar 18? I have some really twisted Sci-Fi imagery in my mind right now! No offence, I'm sure you are both well-rounded and human. :cool:I can assure you we're not related! I normally ignore the media bias stuff, because its so predictable but it was so blatant in this case I had to comment.

Ps.. maybe Im hanger18's older brother, we'll never know till he posts a year on his profile.:D:

maurice
06-22-2004, 03:46 PM
In addition to the baseless conclusions re. "security" and "7th inning stretch," they rigged the results by ignoring several obvious categories that clearly favor the Cell, including beer, restrooms, seat comfort, views of the field, and accessability.

The last comment in the table is particularly ridiculous. They claim that the Urinal merits a tie because: "At Wrigley, it's all about the game," which their way of spinning the lack of "amusements." The statement could not be farther from the truth. It's well known that fans at the Cell are "all about the game," while folks at the Urinal are "all about" getting drunk on a weekday, being seen, and the overall "experience." The author concedes as much by admitting that there are "more obnoxious drunks" at the Urinal.

Nonetheless, the mere fact that it wasn't scored as an overwhelming victory for the Urinal indicates some progress. OTOH, that's probably completely negated by the BS headline in the sports section: "Tumbling toward 3rd."

AnkleSox
06-22-2004, 05:05 PM
http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cs-0406220191jun22,1,5994755.story?coll=cs-home-headlines


They compare wrigley to the cell to determine which one is a better place for kids. While the cell gets plenty of credit, they end up calling the ballparks even OVERALL. More bull**** from bias writers.


Here's a few of my favorites.

"Security and safety
WRIGLEY: The ushers do their job well -- sometimes a little too well (forget about seat-hopping).
U.S. CELLULAR: The ushers are much more relaxed than they used to be, but the park is very secure, before and after the game.
EDGE: WRIGLEY. Both parks are pretty safe. Although there may be more obnoxious adults at Wrigley, there is less space for kids to get lost."


Less place to get lost? How about more drunken idiots for them to get trampled over by? Also a bathroom where they'll probably get some sort of disease from gallons of piss that didn't make it near the trough!



"Seventh inning stretch
WRIGLEY: "All right! Lemme hear ya! A one ... a two ... a three ..."
U.S. CELLULAR: The patriotic-yet-rally-killing "God Bless America" on Sundays and holidays. A canned version of "Take Me Out to the Ballgame" on other days.
EDGE: WRIGLEY, easily. Harry Caray would be proud. Just be glad you're not in Baltimore where you'd have to suffer through John Denver's "Thank God I'm a Country Boy." "

No mention whatsoever about how Harry Caray started singing Take me out ot the Ballgame at comiskey....



"Overall experience
WRIGLEY: PRO: It's a beautiful park with a lot of history. CON: Most of that history is losing.
U.S. CELLULAR: Look around . . . no one seems to be here. On the other hand, they probably are enjoying themselves somewhere else in "Comiskey Mall."
EDGE: EVEN. The parks couldn't be more different. At Cellular, there always is something to do. At Wrigley, it's all about the game. "



Are you ****in kidding me? I don't even think i need to say anything about this one for anyone on this board to know why its complete and utter bull****. This in addition to how they have completely ignored post-may sox attendance with their witty "no one seems to be here" comment.

fledgedrallycap
06-22-2004, 05:08 PM
It's like that ESPN Stadium Ranking from last year where the points along put Wrigley somewhere in the sixties, then decided to give and extra twenty charity points because of "the charm".

soxwon
06-22-2004, 05:40 PM
from what i can tell from the article, the cell is by far a better atraction.
how can they say its even?
the sox food is the best in baseball, the beer superb, the easier bathroom lines, the fireworks.
easier player accesability, the scoreboard with races,. etc.
and a winning team.

atleast the trib didnt say that wrigley was better.

Flight #24
06-22-2004, 05:58 PM
What? the edge to Wrigley because there is 'less space for kids to get lost'? That makes no sense to me.
Hey - I have a coat closet at home that should score pretty highly there...it's impossible to get lost! I suppose if I planted some weeds and peed in the corner, I could win this whole darn poll!

DrCrawdad
06-23-2004, 12:11 AM
..."Security and Safety....EDGE: WRIGLEY. Both parks are pretty safe. Although there may be more obnoxious adults at Wrigley, there is less space for kids to get lost."

What? the edge to Wrigley because there is 'less space for kids to get lost'? That makes no sense to me.

That was the clue that they tossed themselves a bone over at Cubune Inc.

TornLabrum
06-23-2004, 12:30 AM
To me the dumbest thing said in this article was that our TMOTTBG was "canned music." Nancy canned? More Cubune crap.