View Full Version : Cub-une Arrogance on display

04-01-2002, 10:28 AM
A couple articles from the Trib's baseball preview that show the subtle and not-so-subtle Flubbie bias in our local daily: First an article that toots the Trib's horn about how they know how to market baseball (http://www.chicagosports.com/cubs/content/story/0,1984,178944,00.html) better than the Sox. Tough to argue with a lot of their points, but did they really need to throw in the "expert" who claims "It's a three-hour commercial. The three-hour commercial for the Cubs is extraordinary—fan excitement, sunshine, people having a good time. The three-hour commercial for the White Sox shows fans far away from the field, little enthusiasm, no real excitement."
Mark Ganis, president of Chicago-based Sports Corp. Ltd., your check from Tribune Co. is in the mail.

Then we have our old pal Paul Sullivan writing aboutthe Sox' imaginary future (http://www.chicagosports.com/whitesox/content/story/0,1984,178954,00.html).
Sully's been hitting the Krack pipe apparently: "The new White Sox slogan for the 2007 season, "Wait Till This Year," amply reflects the feeling of Sox fans after the heartbreaking Game 7 loss to the Cubs in the 2006 World Series."
And: "South Siders are not only encouraged by the Sox's chances to grab the flag in '07, but most are impressed with Phase VII of the renovation of Tribune Stadium, formerly known as new Comiskey Park.
With the additional revenues brought in by selling the naming rights to Tribune Co., the Sox ripped out all the seats in the upper deck and installed hundreds of couches, renaming it "The Party Deck."
So in the future, we lose to the Trib-owned Flubs and our stadium is now known as Tribune Stadium. Paul Sullivan, your bonus check from Tribune Co. is in the mail.