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Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 02:47 PM
And the propoganda campaign continues...
http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/custom/redeye/chi-060502kyles,1,3700049.story?coll=chi-news-hed

miker
05-02-2006, 02:48 PM
Oh sure, nobody's ever peed around Wrigley Field...

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 02:49 PM
Well it's probably true. Not everything is a lie

Madvora
05-02-2006, 02:52 PM
Mercy!

maurice
05-02-2006, 02:52 PM
Wow, some guy's claim that a Sox fan urinated on the Green Line = a news story. Cub fans urinating all around Wrigleyville on a regular basis = crickets chirping. Dead ivy = news story falsely claiming that Sox fans killed it. Cub fans seriously damaging Minoso statue = crickets chirping. Cub fan on the field at the Cell = hundreds of anti-Sox stories. Cub fan murdering fellow Cub fan right outside of Wrigley = crickets chirping.

At least they're consistent.
:rolleyes:

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 02:55 PM
Why would they even mention Sox fans in this story?

daveeym
05-02-2006, 02:55 PM
I like how they follow up the Sox fans with this throw away line as if to say, "we're not picking on you."

Don't worry, Sox fans. Wright later told "Going Public" that bathrooms would be a bonus at other busy stops, including near Wrigley Field.

ChiSoxGirl
05-02-2006, 03:01 PM
Oh sure, nobody's ever peed around Wrigley Field...

Shhh... don't tell peeonwrigley that! :tongue:

miker
05-02-2006, 03:01 PM
Why would they even mention Sox fans in this story?
Becaused they know nothing other than bias an hatred towards us...they are the press.:angry:

ILuvThatDuck
05-02-2006, 03:04 PM
And the Cubune media PR wagon spins again!!!:angry:

viagracat
05-02-2006, 03:11 PM
My my my...every time I think the Cubune is changing their ways, I get jolted back to reality. Really bogus to make it a White Sox thing. :angry:

WizardsofOzzie
05-02-2006, 03:13 PM
Yeah, too bad the problems are so bad around wrigley that the neighborhood is against more night games and expanded bleachers until the cubs fix the problems w/ parking, security and public urination problems first.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1214/1476921.html

mccoydp
05-02-2006, 03:14 PM
Cue that giant snail graphic...

Ol' No. 2
05-02-2006, 03:22 PM
Oh sure, nobody's ever peed around Wrigley Field...That's why they don't pee on the El trains. They get it all out of their system before they get there.:tongue:

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 03:29 PM
If nobody here thinks that Sox fans pee on the train platforms you're kidding yourselves

skottyj242
05-02-2006, 03:30 PM
If you're gonna pee on the green line make sure you aim for the third rail, this will solve everyone's problem.

Ol' No. 2
05-02-2006, 03:45 PM
If nobody here thinks that Sox fans pee on the train platforms you're kidding yourselvesAnd if you don't think Cubs fans do the same thing, you're kidding YOURself. But somehow they didn't think to mention that in the article. Or maybe it was in the part of the article that was eaten by the giant snails.

twsoxfan5
05-02-2006, 03:47 PM
Pee is everywhere on all the train lines. If I don't see pee when I travel the CTA I feel slighted:D:

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 03:56 PM
Cubune Headline
SOX FANS, PEE SMELL, ON THE RISE IN CITY.

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 03:57 PM
And if you don't think Cubs fans do the same thing, you're kidding YOURself. But somehow they didn't think to mention that in the article. Or maybe it was in the part of the article that was eaten by the giant snails.

Don't worry, Sox fans. Wright later told "Going Public" that bathrooms would be a bonus at other busy stops, including near Wrigley Field.
That certainly implies to me that they recognize it occurs up there as well.

"By far the WORST smell on the CTA is of urine on the Red Line," Sarah Sucher, 25, wrote of her rides downtown from Evanston

That's not a Sox fan problem

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 04:02 PM
That certainly implies to me that they recognize it occurs up there as well.



That's not a Sox fan problem

They never mention it is a problem in Wrigleyville though. You don't think they could have gotten a quote from some 22 year old around Wrigley complaining about a pee smelling train as well?

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 04:04 PM
They never mention it is a problem in Wrigleyville though. You don't think they could have gotten a quote from some 22 year old around Wrigley complaining about a pee smelling train as well?

I'll do a search, but I'll bet almost anything there have been articles about Wrigleyville urination before in the Tribune.

Everyone around here is so overly-sensitive it's almost comical

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 04:08 PM
On 7/25/02 Gary Washburn wrote an article about it. I won't pay for the whole thing, but here's the abstract:

The public displays "are getting embarrassing," said a disgusted Ald. Bernard Hansen (44th), whose ward includes Wrigley Field and who sponsored the measure along with Ald. James Balcer (11th), who represents the area around Comiskey Park. "It is offensive and it is unhealthy."

SOecks
05-02-2006, 04:34 PM
If you're gonna pee on the green line make sure you aim for the third rail, this will solve everyone's problem.

I know this was tongue in cheek, but I recently watched and episode of MythBusters and they tested this myth by recreating it. Turns out that it's not possible. Unfortunately the peeers (is that a word) won't get electricuted if they pee on the rail.

Ol' No. 2
05-02-2006, 04:48 PM
On 7/25/02 Gary Washburn wrote an article about it. I won't pay for the whole thing, but here's the abstract:So you had to go back only four years and you found an article that explicitly mentions both teams (unlike the present article). Guess you showed us.

thepaulbowski
05-02-2006, 04:56 PM
So you had to go back only four years and you found an article that explicitly mentions both teams (unlike the present article). Guess you showed us.

:roflmao:

JohnBasedowYoda
05-02-2006, 05:11 PM
http://www.accsoft.com.au/~quantum/images/george/scream.jpg
Maybe they suffer from a very accute case of Uromysotisis.

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 05:23 PM
So you had to go back only four years and you found an article that explicitly mentions both teams (unlike the present article). Guess you showed us.

I typed "wrigley" + "urination" into a search. There were many more articles about it. This was the only direct mention in the abstract. I'm not about to pay money just to disspell conspiracy theorists. I'm sure I'd come up with alot more under searches with different keywords.

With every article written in every paper in this city there's someone from this site nitpicking every word of every article looking for a percieved slight on the Sox and on Sox fans. While it may be true in many cases, it's not in this one.

Iwritecode
05-02-2006, 05:29 PM
With every article written in every paper in this city there's someone from this site nitpicking every word of every article looking for a percieved slight on the Sox and on Sox fans. While it may be true in many cases, it's not in this one.

You must've missed this quote in the article then...

"South Siders looked forward to the start of the Sox season, but what the riders of the CTA Green Line forget are all the drunk Sox fans that can't hold their bladder and decide to use the platform as their personal bathroom," said Wright, 22.

0o0o0
05-02-2006, 05:30 PM
I'll do a search, but I'll bet almost anything there have been articles about Wrigleyville urination before in the Tribune.

Everyone around here is so overly-sensitive it's almost comical
:thumbsup: Couldn't agree more. This thread is absurd.

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 05:33 PM
You must've missed this quote in the article then...

That was some random person they decided to quote, not George Knue saying that. What about the other person that I previously quoted saying it's the worst on the Red Line heading into downtown from Evanston? She said everything but Cubs. Any reasonable person would assume she meant Cub fans were responsible.

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 05:36 PM
That was some random person they decided to quote, not George Knue saying that. What about the other person that I previously quoted saying it's the worst on the Red Line heading into downtown from Evanston? She said everything but Cubs. Any reasonable person would assume she meant Cub fans were responsible.

The tribune is not written for reasonable people. it is written for Cub fans.

0o0o0
05-02-2006, 05:45 PM
The tribune is not written for reasonable people. it is written for Cub fans.
:?: Or people that can care less about some lame bias and just want to read the news.

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 05:47 PM
:?: Or people that can care less about some lame bias and just want to read the news.

If its not written here (http://www.dailysouthtown.com/index/dsindex.html), I probably don't need to know it.

Ol' No. 2
05-02-2006, 05:52 PM
I typed "wrigley" + "urination" into a search. There were many more articles about it. This was the only direct mention in the abstract. I'm not about to pay money just to disspell conspiracy theorists. I'm sure I'd come up with alot more under searches with different keywords.

With every article written in every paper in this city there's someone from this site nitpicking every word of every article looking for a percieved slight on the Sox and on Sox fans. While it may be true in many cases, it's not in this one.While it's true that people do get hypersensitive about Cubune propaganda, that doesn't mean it doesn't exist. This is a textbook example. There are plenty of others.

0o0o0
05-02-2006, 05:57 PM
If its not written here (http://www.dailysouthtown.com/index/dsindex.html), I probably don't need to know it.
As they say around here, small sample size.

Chip Z'nuff
05-02-2006, 06:01 PM
example 2 for the day, both clubs lose yet Sox get main line and caption. Cubs-hardly a mention.

Bad outing by Buehrle dooms Sox (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060502soxgamer,1,6398671.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed)
C.C. Sabathia made a strong return after injuring himself on opening night and Travis Hafner drove in four runs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the White Sox 7-1 on a rainy Tuesday.

Cubs come up empty (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060502cubsgamer,1,2863158.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed)

Hangar18
05-02-2006, 06:01 PM
Yeah, too bad the problems are so bad around wrigley that the neighborhood is against more night games and expanded bleachers until the cubs fix the problems w/ parking, security and public urination problems first.


http://espn.go.com/mlb/news/2002/1214/1476921.html


Therein lies the rub. The Cubs WANT BADLY more nite games. Why?
MORE $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ for selling advertising during primetime.
The little dink in the bucket they pay for "extra cops", "extra bathrooms",
Extra "cleanup" in the neighborhood is a bunch of Hoooey. A few xtra bucks to make a few extra hundred thousand a nite? Why not.

buehrle4cy05
05-02-2006, 06:02 PM
http://www.accsoft.com.au/%7Equantum/images/george/scream.jpg
Maybe they suffer from a very accute case of Uromysotisis.

So their dad was held in a red Chinese prison for the last 14 years, too?

0o0o0
05-02-2006, 06:08 PM
example 2 for the day, both clubs lose yet Sox get main line and caption. Cubs-hardly a mention.

Bad outing by Buehrle dooms Sox (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/whitesox/cs-060502soxgamer,1,6398671.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed)
C.C. Sabathia made a strong return after injuring himself on opening night and Travis Hafner drove in four runs to lead the Cleveland Indians over the White Sox 7-1 on a rainy Tuesday.

Cubs come up empty (http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-060502cubsgamer,1,2863158.story?coll=chi-sportsnew-hed)
Well in that case, The Sox losing is bigger news. The Cubs drop another one, big deal. :cool:

MUsoxfan
05-02-2006, 06:09 PM
Well in that case, The Sox losing is bigger news. The Cubs drop another one, big deal. :cool:

You're right. People want it both ways. If the Sox win they want all the coverage. If they lose, they want none of the coverage.

Lip Man 1
05-02-2006, 06:12 PM
Chip:

Just so you know that's the AP report of the Sox game, not Mark's story (comes out tonight) and it was written by AP's CLEVELAND writer.

Lip

maurice
05-02-2006, 06:44 PM
That was some random person they decided to quote

Yes, that's the point. The Trib employee decided to quote some random tool who commented on "all the drunk Sox fans that can't hold their bladder" on the Green Line. I'm sure that he's personally witnessed scores of them. This tool also suggests that the South Side branch of the Green Line be renamed the "Pee Line."
:rolleyes:

BTW, unlike the tool quoted in the article, I take the Green Line every day. It's relatively clean and odor free. I've never seen any evidence that somebody relieved themselves on this line. Assuming for the sake of argument that a couple of idiots did this, that still does not justify a comment addressing "all the drunk Sox fans." It sounds like this guy has a personal grudge. The same sentiment came up from "people they decided to quote" when the Sox were in the playoffs.

RealMenWearBlack
05-02-2006, 07:02 PM
Although they mentioned Sox fans in the article, the story isn't written to bash Sox fans. I think the writers intent was to show the need for bathrooms at busy CTA stations, but it really was unnecessary to bring up Sox fans. They mentioned Wrigley Field too, but to a lesser extent. I don't know why these people can't just go in the bathrooms or port-a-potties on the way out if their accusation is true.

RealMenWearBlack
05-02-2006, 07:03 PM
BTW, unlike the tool quoted in the article, I take the Green Line every day. It's relatively clean and odor free. I've never seen any evidence that somebody relieved themselves on this line. Assuming for the sake of argument that a couple of idiots did this, that still does not justify a comment addressing "all the drunk Sox fans."

I use the green line a few times a week and it's in pretty good condition.

gbergman
05-02-2006, 07:21 PM
im sorry but if i have to pee and the city wont provide a bathroom and i can no longer hold it, i am either

1. finding the nearest bush
2. peeing in a corner away from people

UofCSoxFan
05-02-2006, 07:25 PM
I mean my experience with the green line is it is the worst of all the CTA tracks. I have seen HUMAN FECAL MATTER on the green line. Not everything is a conspiracy.

voodoochile
05-02-2006, 07:25 PM
im sorry but if i have to pee and the city wont provide a bathroom and i can no longer hold it, i am either

1. finding the nearest bush
2. peeing in a corner away from people
Thanks for sharing...

I think most people (well at least the men) have done something similar at some point in their lives.

However, if indeed the problem is exacerbated by a large number of drunks leaving a public venue at a given time, it becomes a bigger issue.

I always take a leak before leaving the stadium when I have had a few beers to avoid this exact issue. Having to pee in an emergency is one thing, drinking a large quantity of beer and not caring about the impact it will have on your ability to control your bladder long enough to make it to the next restroom is inexcusible, IMO.

Edit: Peeing on an elevated platform is sick and shows a complete lack of regard for the rest of the human race. Remember when the bus driver from Dave Mathews band dumped the bus toilet on the sightseeing boat? I don't think anyone can excuse that behavior and this is no better than it. Singling out Sox fans is pretty predictable though...

Hoffdaddydmb
05-02-2006, 07:29 PM
I'm with MUSoxfan, this conspiracy theory stuff is getting ridiculous. If only we could go a day without comparing ourselves to that other team. We're the better team, we won, who cares about the cubs?!

SBSoxFan
05-02-2006, 07:36 PM
"By far the WORST smell on the CTA is of urine on the Red Line,"

I would have thought it would be on the yellowline. :tongue:

Chips
05-02-2006, 07:53 PM
I'm with MUSoxfan, this conspiracy theory stuff is getting ridiculous. If only we could go a day without comparing ourselves to that other team. We're the better team, we won, who cares about the cubs?!

I with the both of you. I don't even know why I bothered to read this thread.

You're right. People want it both ways. If the Sox win they want all the coverage. If they lose, they want none of the coverage.

We can't have it both ways, I don't really care what the main headline is anymore, as long as the Sox win.

MrRoboto83
05-02-2006, 11:06 PM
First they talk about the Red line, but realize they can't blame Sox fans alone for the Urine on the Red line, so they change most of the story to the Green line. Very interesting.

miker
05-03-2006, 06:08 PM
At some point we should put in a disclaimer that we cannot condone actually urinating on the Green Line...especially the electrified third rail. Something really bad will happen.

ode to veeck
05-04-2006, 12:52 AM
Oh sure, nobody's ever peed around Wrigley Field...

many moons ago, when I lived across the street from Wrigley Field, the 30,000 daily drunks peed everywhere in the neighborhood every afternoon (before lights were installed, not that that changed anything, just helped hide the peeing drunks better--maybe the real reason they installed lights)