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Steelrod
07-02-2006, 10:37 AM
Just read Sleazek in the Sun Times regarding Wrigley vs. the Cell. Guess who comes out on top. Coming from a Cubs fan, thats saying something. It looks like the tide is turning in Chicago.

DumpJerry
07-02-2006, 10:44 AM
What does this have to do with Bob Sirott?

bryPt
07-02-2006, 10:45 AM
He is a huge Cub appologist. If he picked US Cellular (can we not call it the Cell, it sounds like a prison then), then it is a huge thing. Will have to see the article.

DumpJerry
07-02-2006, 10:54 AM
He is a huge Cub appologist. If he picked US Cellular (can we not call it the Cell, it sounds like a prison then), then it is a huge thing. Will have to see the article.
We call it Comiskey.

Can we get a linky to the article?

slavko
07-02-2006, 11:01 AM
Sirott did do an hour-long kissup interview with JR when he was still with WTTW. That's where I first heard the term "pissant." But I agree that he's a Cub fan.

Red Barchetta
07-02-2006, 11:02 AM
We call it Comiskey.

Can we get a linky to the article?

I think the Cell sounds cool. I know most of us still have a soft spot in our hearts for Old Comiskey, however I still don't understand the loyalty to call the new park and more importantly, the rennovated park "Comiskey". US Cellular's sponsorship has literally bought us a new ballpark, both in appearance and improved atmosphere. What did the Comiskey namesake provide?

The Critic
07-02-2006, 11:04 AM
We call it Comiskey.

Can we get a linky to the article?

I call it US Cellular. If I'm writing or typing, I call is USCF.
I've become very comfortable with it.
Besides, Comiskey was across the street.

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 11:10 AM
Sirott did do an hour-long kissup interview with JR when he was still with WTTW. That's where I first heard the term "pissant." But I agree that he's a Cub fan.

He is a self-admitted Cubs fan. He also knows baseball because he's an old-guard Cubs fan, not a "Wrigleyville" fan.

Crede_Fan
07-02-2006, 11:11 AM
We call it Comiskey.

Can we get a linky to the article?

Here it is.


http://www.suntimes.com/output/cubs/cst-spt-wrigley02.html

cbotnyse
07-02-2006, 11:30 AM
I think the title of this thread is a little confusing. I thought he said something bad, but crossing the line from Cubs fan to Sox fan, I think you meant to say.

anyway, the article is a very good read and its kinda cool to see the changing of the gaurd creeping in to the media.

I personally like Wrigley Field, but only because I am a bit of a history buff and I like the historical qualities of it.

But in all other aspects, USCF blows away Wrigley, and most importantly the product on the field is no comparision. :thumbsup:

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 11:32 AM
I changed the thread title to make it more clear (I hope).

Thome25
07-02-2006, 11:45 AM
He is a huge Cub appologist. If he picked US Cellular (can we not call it the Cell, it sounds like a prison then), then it is a huge thing. Will have to see the article.

I like "The Cell" nickname. To me it's cool and goes in line with "The Jake" in Cleveland and back when Arizona's ballpark used to be called "The Bob". Just because the name kinda sounds like a prison doesn't mean it is one.

The Cell should not be called Comiskey. It should NEVER have been named Comiskey. It's not Comiskey Park. It never will be Comiskey park. To me, there is only one Comiskey park and it isn't here anymore. When you give the park a nickname like "The Cell" it finally has an identity of it's own and a cool one at that.

The Cell is a great place to watch a ballgame and I think it is an absolutely beautiful ballpark. All the changes to it are wonderful. And to me, the green seats are going to be "the icing on the cake".

Wrigley Field is and always will be a dump. The only reason some people are in love with it is because it is so old and has so much "history". In my opinion, it is just plain decrepit.

People are starting to respect The Cell for the beautiful ballpark that it really is. It may be newer than Wrigley but, we are watching the golden age of White Sox baseball right before our eyes and because of that The Cell is building a history of it's own. Mark my words, Generations from now people will respect The Cell as hallowed grounds the way they do Fenway, Wrigley, and did Old Comiskey Park and Old Tiger Stadium because of the history that is being written as we speak. Hopefully it will never be as decrepit as some of those places.

Our children and grandchildren will look at The Cell as the "Hallowed place where our White Sox won the World Series in 2005." We are starting to see the beginning of that respect now.

DumpJerry
07-02-2006, 11:59 AM
"I don't want a Jumbotron,'' said Sirott, who does double duty as a Sox fan. "I love the scoreboard at the Cell; it's a technological marvel. But the Wrigley scoreboard is a relic from another era. I wouldn't want it to change. Wrigley is a piece of history. Can history ever go out of style?''
The scoreboard explains most of it. When I was at the game on Friday at The Urinal, my friend and I were missing being able to look at the line-up to see who is coming up (The CTA made us miss the line-up announcement before the game) and we could not see how many pitches the current pitcher had in the game. Replays of the better plays would have been nice, too.

Of course, when you're there to get a tan, get drunk, hit on potential mates, and take out the garbage, details about the actual baseball game gets in the way.

Vernam
07-02-2006, 12:16 PM
In reading that story -- this morning's whole sports section for that matter -- I kept wondering what it would be like for a Sox fan who just woke up from an 18-month coma. They'd wonder if they died and went to heaven!

But that would be short-lived, because they'd have to be put on suicide watch after learning they slept through the world championship. :redneck

Vernam

viagracat
07-02-2006, 12:49 PM
IIRC, Slezak has always been a Cub apologist too, and to read something from her praising the Sox and USCF is a first.

If you like your baseball atmosphere "old-fashioned"; Wrigley is your place. As a history and architecture buff as well as kind of a baseball traditionalist, I do like the scoreboard, ivy and general lack of advertising there. Many people, especially tourists, go there for that reason. Many others also like the party atmosphere in and around the park. Hard to argue with that as well.

I don't like the food, washrooms, the fascination with Old Style :?: , the pervasive snottiness of Cub fans and general dirtiness of the ballpark, and I don't ever hear comments to the contrary on that. But the above outweighs the negatives, I guess. So they keep coming despite the ridiculous product currently on the field.

I for one prefer to spend my money on a franchise and hang with people that give a damn about baseball. Go Sox!

Steelrod
07-02-2006, 12:50 PM
I changed the thread title to make it more clear (I hope).
Thanks, you are right.

Palehose13
07-02-2006, 12:58 PM
(can we not call it the Cell, it sounds like a prison then)

I teach biology. When I hear, "Cell" I don't think of prison. I think of the smallest independently functioning parts of an organism. :cool:

SBSoxFan
07-02-2006, 01:06 PM
I teach biology. When I hear, "Cell" I don't think of prison. I think of the smallest independently functioning parts of an organism. :cool:

nerd :tongue:

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 01:06 PM
I teach biology. When I hear, "Cell" I don't think of prison. I think of the smallest independently functioning parts of an organism. :cool:

All life as its source has a single cell. What better name for the place in which the Sox play.

SBSoxFan
07-02-2006, 01:07 PM
I like "The Cell" nickname. To me it's cool and goes in line with "The Jake" in Cleveland and back when Arizona's ballpark used to be called "The Bob". Just because the name kinda sounds like a prison doesn't mean it is one.

That's because the Sox take no prisoners! :yup:

cbotnyse
07-02-2006, 01:42 PM
IIRC, Slezak has always been a Cub apologist too, and to read something from her praising the Sox and USCF is a first.

If you like your baseball atmosphere "old-fashioned"; Wrigley is your place. As a history and architecture buff as well as kind of a baseball traditionalist, I do like the scoreboard, ivy and general lack of advertising there. Many people, especially tourists, go there for that reason. Many others also like the party atmosphere in and around the park. Hard to argue with that as well.

I don't like the food, washrooms, the fascination with Old Style :?: , the pervasive snottiness of Cub fans and general dirtiness of the ballpark, and I don't ever hear comments to the contrary on that. But the above outweighs the negatives, I guess. So they keep coming despite the ridiculous product currently on the field.

I for one prefer to spend my money on a franchise and hang with people that give a damn about baseball. Go Sox!great post :thumbsup:thats what I was trying to say in mine. :smokin:

oldcomiskey
07-02-2006, 01:47 PM
He is a self-admitted Cubs fan. He also knows baseball because he's an old-guard Cubs fan, not a "Wrigleyville" fan.
And a helluva disc jockey in his days at the 50,000 watt blowtorch

russ99
07-02-2006, 02:18 PM
I do prefer Comiskey, but I'm using The Cell in conversation more and more lately.

However, I use the name Comiskey to refer the great deceased ballpark only. Charles Comiskey was a bitter old miser. Kinda like a 19th century Bill Wirtz.

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 05:24 PM
And a helluva disc jockey in his days at the 50,000 watt blowtorch

Yup. And he's my age and was making a name for himself on 'BBM-FM when I was still slogging my way through NIU.

Fuller_Schettman
07-02-2006, 05:45 PM
I call it "Sox Park". That is the rightful name. If you don't believe me, ask John Kass.

I've never bought into these goofy sponsor names. But, that's just me...

Fuller_Schettman
07-02-2006, 05:47 PM
Yup. And he's my age and was making a name for himself on 'BBM-FM when I was still slogging my way through NIU.

Plus, he's another Rundgren fan and even posts reviews on Todd's fansite...

TornLabrum
07-02-2006, 06:02 PM
Plus, he's another Rundgren fan and even posts reviews on Todd's fansite...
Well, we can't be perfect.

DSpivack
07-02-2006, 06:09 PM
Plus, he's another Rundgren fan and even posts reviews on Todd's fansite...

I love the song, but "I don't want to work/ I just want to bang on me drum all day" sounds like the perfect description of a Cubbum to me.

jenn2080
07-02-2006, 06:36 PM
The scoreboard explains most of it. When I was at the game on Friday at The Urinal, my friend and I were missing being able to look at the line-up to see who is coming up (The CTA made us miss the line-up announcement before the game) and we could not see how many pitches the current pitcher had in the game. Replays of the better plays would have been nice, too.

Of course, when you're there to get a tan, get drunk, hit on potential mates, and take out the garbage, details about the actual baseball game gets in the way.


Hell at least you saw the score board. Our seats did not allow that today!

doctorlecter
07-02-2006, 09:02 PM
Of course, when you're there to get a tan, get drunk, hit on potential mates, and take out the garbage, details about the actual baseball game gets in the way.
:rolling::rolling:

Nellie_Fox
07-03-2006, 03:45 AM
Here in bustling Mankato, Minnesota, the university hockey team plays its home games in the Midwest Wireless Civic Center. Guess what people call the place? The Cell.

Iwritecode
07-03-2006, 02:50 PM
The scoreboard explains most of it. When I was at the game on Friday at The Urinal, my friend and I were missing being able to look at the line-up to see who is coming up (The CTA made us miss the line-up announcement before the game) and we could not see how many pitches the current pitcher had in the game. Replays of the better plays would have been nice, too.

Of course, when you're there to get a tan, get drunk, hit on potential mates, and take out the garbage, details about the actual baseball game gets in the way.

Honestly, I wonder which came first. When the scoreboard makes it nearly impossible to keep up with the game (and not having names on the backs of their jerseys certainly doesn't help) why bother?

I remember the last time I went to Wrigley a few years ago. I found myself talking to my friends between innings. Then I looked up and all of a sudden there was a new pitcher and I had no idea who it was.

Of course nobody around me knew either... :rolleyes:

paciorek1983
07-07-2006, 06:09 PM
I e-mailed the article to Paul Munsey at his ballparks.com website, because he has a section that has links to all ballpark news.

Do you think he posted it?? Of course not, how dare anyone crticize the fantasty of most baseball fans.

slavko
07-07-2006, 09:08 PM
Honestly, I wonder which came first. When the scoreboard makes it nearly impossible to keep up with the game (and not having names on the backs of their jerseys certainly doesn't help) why bother?

I remember the last time I went to Wrigley a few years ago. I found myself talking to my friends between innings. Then I looked up and all of a sudden there was a new pitcher and I had no idea who it was.

Of course nobody around me knew either... :rolleyes:

When a player is a participant in a 6 month suckfest, anonymity can be a virtue.

1951Campbell
07-07-2006, 10:25 PM
IIRC, Slezak has always been a Cub apologist too, and to read something from her praising the Sox and USCF is a first.



What, is Princess Carol praising the Cell because she finally figured out how to wipe a seat off before sitting on it? :rolleyes:

nasox
07-08-2006, 02:06 AM
I changed the thread title to make it more clear (I hope).

Mason Dixon line would have been better.

CubsfansareDRUNK
07-08-2006, 02:13 AM
Honestly, I wonder which came first. When the scoreboard makes it nearly impossible to keep up with the game (and not having names on the backs of their jerseys certainly doesn't help) why bother?

I remember the last time I went to Wrigley a few years ago. I found myself talking to my friends between innings. Then I looked up and all of a sudden there was a new pitcher and I had no idea who it was.

Of course nobody around me knew either... :rolleyes:

The fact that the cubbies took the names off their jerseys for whatever reason doesn't help you out either.

paciorek1983
07-08-2006, 04:29 AM
I e-mailed the article to Paul Munsey at his ballparks.com website, because he has a section that has links to all ballpark news.

Do you think he posted it?? Of course not, how dare anyone crticize the fantasty of most baseball fans.

Hey , he finally posted it!:smile: