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DrCrawdad
11-24-2004, 10:56 AM
Chicago Cubune, November 23, 2004 (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-041123cubsbits,1,808570.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)
...The decision to add the 10-by-3-foot sign will alter the look of Cubs telecasts significantly while giving the organization added revenue that could be used to improve the team.

The Cubs experimented with a removable ad board at Wrigley the last two seasons on national telecasts during the regular season and in the 2003 playoffs.

"You'd like in a perfect world [to] walk into a pristine ballpark," John McDonough, the Cubs' vice president of marketing and broadcasting, said Tuesday. "Unfortunately, that's not reality. But the money generated from that is going to the payroll, and it's going to be deployed, as it has been, extremely well with what (general manager) Jim Hendry has done with the additional budget he has."


Ok, Cubbie fans where are you now? Let's hear about the pristine park that Wrigley WAS now. Every season the Cubune keeps adding advertisements to The Shrine.

Oh, how I remember Cubbie fans mocking Comiskey/The Cell for being polluted with advertisements. Now their sacred shrine is being polluted. How will Cubbie fans and apologists respond? Will it be outrage? No, the sheep will line up to be fleeced.

CubsfansareDRUNK
11-24-2004, 11:05 AM
ahhh yes. sweet vengance. all the cubs fans talk to me about are how the cell is "us cell out" field. its annoying me. Theres this one guy who told me that those two huge boards (one i think is exelon) are supossed to block the wind so that only "their homeruns" go further. :bs: im just happy i can target them for another thing.

Flight #24
11-24-2004, 11:17 AM
The scary part is that they project that to bring in up to $7mil in additional revenue, plus ticket price increases, which the Trib says could lead to a "significant increase in the $87mil payroll".

DrCrawdad
11-24-2004, 11:20 AM
ahhh yes. sweet vengance. all the cubs fans talk to me about are how the cell is "us cell out" field. its annoying me. Theres this one guy who told me that those two huge boards (one i think is exelon) are supossed to block the wind so that only "their homeruns" go further. :bs: im just happy i can target them for another thing.

Notice what Cubbie spin-master had to admit, it's all about the money. As I've always said, the Cubbies are no different than any other baseball team, it's all about the money.

The Cubbies were interested in selling this idolized pristine park as long it made them money. Now their Shrine is filled, and they know that putting more and more ads in the park will bring in more of what they love CASH. The ads won't hurt their attendance now, so there are going to be more in the future too.

DrCrawdad
11-24-2004, 11:26 AM
I haven't been to the shrine in a couple of years, but I'm willing to bet they have a pre-game announcement regarding Viagra along with something on the matrix board below the scoreboard. If not there, I'm willing to bet there is a prominent ad in the concourse area. After all, Viagra is an official sponsor of MLB.

The Cubs are also so pure that they allow the chromakey screen to be placed behind home plate during Fox and ESPN games, so their electronic billboards can be seen on their broadcasts. - Torn Labrum, August 2003.

Torn was on target with this comment, er prediction.

DrCrawdad
11-24-2004, 11:41 AM
To go to Wrigley is to almost be transported to the 1910's. There are no cheap gimmicks like an exploding scoreboard and a jumbotron. It's baseball at its purest. - Cubbie fan.


That's right, no gimmicks, except for the phony "purist" baseball.

C-Dawg
11-25-2004, 06:02 PM
To go to Wrigley is to almost be transported to the 1910's. There are no cheap gimmicks like an exploding scoreboard and a jumbotron. It's baseball at its purest. - Cubbie fan.

Or maybe the 1970's. I was just there July 4 for the first time in about 20 years, and I was laughing by how out-dated so many things are there. Instead of a real scoreboard, they have dozens of TV sets hanging from the roof so fans can see replays. I don't think I looked at them all night.

Also I noticed those "ribbonboard" lighted banners we have at the Cell (and most other parks I've seen on TV including the new Soldier Field) have finally made their inroads at Wrigley. I made sure to point them out to the Cub fan next to me. "Hey they have those annoying cheapass things here too!"

StockdaleForVeep
11-26-2004, 03:23 AM
Ok, Cubbie fans where are you now? Let's hear about the pristine park that Wrigley WAS now. Every season the Cubune keeps adding advertisements to The Shrine.

Oh, how I remember Cubbie fans mocking Comiskey/The Cell for being polluted with advertisements. Now their sacred shrine is being polluted. How will Cubbie fans and apologists respond? Will it be outrage? No, the sheep will line up to be fleeced.
a 20,000 dollar revenue from an ad is gonna improve a team? Hell if thats true i'll sell all my belongings, donate it to JR and have him buy a #1 Ace then.

ChiWhiteSox1337
11-26-2004, 04:57 AM
I LOVE how the media spins some of this BS that the Tribune/Cubs do to make extra money. This reminds me of the rooftop fiasco last year where a Cub goon in the media wrote about how the deal between the rooftop owners and the Cubs would bring in extra $$ to spend on players. I don't think the Tribune/Cubs need to rely on income from the rooftop owners to sign players, but the Cubs say it just to look like the good guys! However, I can't say I would be dissapointed if JR or KW were to come out and announce that revenue from the scout seats would be used on players.... :D:

FightingBillini
11-26-2004, 10:34 AM
However, I can't say I would be dissapointed if JR or KW were to come out and announce that revenue from the scout seats would be used on players.... :D::reinsy
"Revenue from the scout seats will be used on a new Bently."

DrCrawdad
11-26-2004, 03:34 PM
:reinsy
"Revenue from the scout seats will be used on a new Bently."

I see Reinsdorf driving the largest, most expensive Mercedes-Benz that they make, whatever that model is.

ewokpelts
11-27-2004, 08:17 PM
a 20,000 dollar revenue from an ad is gonna improve a team? Hell if thats true i'll sell all my belongings, donate it to JR and have him buy a #1 Ace then.:reinsy

you do realize that by "donate" ....you're giving me the money..and I DONT HAVE TO DO A DAMM THING WITH IT! MUWHAHAHAH!

ewokpelts
11-27-2004, 08:18 PM
I see Reinsdorf driving the largest, most expensive Mercedes-Benz that they make, whatever that model is.:reinsy
i get to drive the car...for free...from the dealer that spend the most money on an ad in the white sox program...now called "us cellular news..presented by bank one, with promotional consideration from pepsi, and further funding from losers like you"

StockdaleForVeep
11-28-2004, 03:27 AM
:reinsy

you do realize that by "donate" ....you're giving me the money..and I DONT HAVE TO DO A DAMM THING WITH IT! MUWHAHAHAH!
:dollarbill:

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