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Hitmen77
05-06-2006, 11:09 PM
I know Dan McGrath gets some grief on this site from time to time, but give him credit for being honest about the "Wrigley experience" in this book review:

Kaduk knows his audience: the 20-something post-frat-boy, pre-Trixie element for whom baseball is merely a sideshow to the area's abundant social life. It's true--there are troops marching in the cell-phone brigade who might not know who's playing in a given game at Wrigley, ...

http://www.chicagotribune.com/features/booksmags/chi-0604290164apr30,1,6753644.story?page=2


I didn't post this just to tell everyone what we already know about the Wrigley experience. I just wanted to point out that the "Cubune" actually said this. I like to criticize them as much as anyone, but I also want to be fair and give them credit on this one.

RadioheadRocks
05-06-2006, 11:47 PM
The quote, "Books about Wrigley Field, Wrigleyville and "the Wrigley experience must sneak off somewhere and reproduce somehow" has me ROFLMAO. :roflmao: :roflmao: :roflmao: :rolling: :rolling: :rolling:

cheeses_h_rice
05-06-2006, 11:51 PM
A bit off-topic, but I must say how stunned I was to look at the baseball section of books the last time I was at a Borders -- roughly a half-dozen or more NEW titles about the Cubs, Wrigley Field, or Wrigleyville, along with Phil Rogers' 2005 Sox book and the new book about the 1959 Sox. Someone awaking from a long dream might think another team won the World Series in 2005 based on this.

Hitmen77
05-07-2006, 09:39 AM
A bit off-topic, but I must say how stunned I was to look at the baseball section of books the last time I was at a Borders -- roughly a half-dozen or more NEW titles about the Cubs, Wrigley Field, or Wrigleyville, along with Phil Rogers' 2005 Sox book and the new book about the 1959 Sox. Someone awaking from a long dream might think another team won the World Series in 2005 based on this.

I think in general, Cub fans are just pretending '05 didn't happen. I still get the "how could you root for the Sox" crap. How can these cub fans say that with a straight face now??? These people are in total denial.

by the way, with respect to the book that McGrath reviewed, I find it very amusing that this clown chose 2005 to be his year to totally immerse himself in Wrigleyville and follow the Cubs for his book. Ha ha!! Perfect timing, chump. Pay no attention to the celebration going on 8 miles south.

MadetoOrta
05-07-2006, 09:56 AM
I'm beginning to understand KW's comment about "we need to win 2 World Series" to get respect in Chicago. Seriously folks, I wrote a couple of weeks ago that by mid-July the natives in cubdom would be restless. I was wrong. Mid-May major boo birds and teeth gnashing already as our World Champs keep rolling along.

slavko
05-07-2006, 11:13 AM
Kaduk knows his audience: the 20-something post-frat-boy, pre-Trixie element for whom baseball is merely a sideshow

Side note: Doesn't "Trixie" refer to a woman who is employed in a specific business, or businesswoman in general? (executrix, aviatrix) Or is there a special meaning in the self-contained world of Wrigleyville?

cheeses_h_rice
05-07-2006, 02:25 PM
Kaduk knows his audience: the 20-something post-frat-boy, pre-Trixie element for whom baseball is merely a sideshow

Side note: Doesn't "Trixie" refer to a woman who is employed in a specific business, or businesswoman in general? (executrix, aviatrix) Or is there a special meaning in the self-contained world of Wrigleyville?

http://web.archive.org/web/20020927150208/http://www.lptrixie.com/

Read and learn, son.

:)

slavko
05-07-2006, 08:24 PM
http://web.archive.org/web/20020927150208/http://www.lptrixie.com/

Read and learn, son.

:)
I knew about the Trixie website. It's been discussed here before. Anyway, the links on that page are all invalid. I was just trying to guess at the word origin. Anyone know?

cheeses_h_rice
05-07-2006, 09:29 PM
I knew about the Trixie website. It's been discussed here before. Anyway, the links on that page are all invalid. I was just trying to guess at the word origin. Anyone know?

AFAIK, that site originated the derisive terms Chad and Trixie to describe your stereotypical Lincoln Park/Wrigleyville "Cub fan."