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Old 05-09-2002, 03:39 PM
LuvChiSox LuvChiSox is offline
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AOL disses Comiskey

I was checking out the AOL local guide, and this is what they had to say about Comiskey Park:

Even in bad years, the Cubs are still Chicago's team and Wrigley Field is still the city's most beloved sporting venue. Their South Side rivals, the White Sox, are often left to draw fans from their shadow and convince them that Comiskey Park is as good a place to catch a game.

The old Comiskey Park, razed in the early 90s, is hardly missed. The new park has more facilities, less obstructed views and more luxury boxes. The seats are also more comfortable and access to the vendors is easier. Most of the problems from the old park have been erased, but even in the new stadium, the cheap seats remain cheap.

By making room for the concourses, the upper deck now sits higher than it did in the old park. This makes for some good views of Lake Michigan, but even the Big Hurt isn't so big from the high altitudes. With rising ticket prices and losing seasons , the park has had a hard time filling these seats. --Patrick Delahunty

Best Bet for Parking: The surrounding neighborhood makes many fans feel unsafe about getting to the park. There is parking, though. Cash customers and fans holding a prepaid green coupon exit at 35th Street and follow signs to "Sox Parking." Fans holding a red parking coupon exit at 31st street and follow signs for "Red Coupons."

Best Way to Get to the Park: Take the CTA Red Line El to the Sox/35th Street stop. The park is right there. And taking the train allows you to have a few beers without worrying about driving home.

Best Food at the Park: Connie's Chicago- style pizza . A taste of Chicago and good Chicago baseball. What more could you ask for?



Typical garbage--their source for this drivel was probably a cubune employee.
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:53 PM
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With rising ticket prices and losing seasons , the park has had a hard time filling these seats. --Patrick Delahunty



Hey Patrick, get an f'n clue. New Comiskey has only seen 4 losing seasons in 11 years. In those "losing" seasons the Sox were still a respectable 303-325, .482.

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Old 05-09-2002, 03:55 PM
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I was checking out the AOL local guide, and this is what they had to say about Comiskey Park:

Even in bad years, the Cubs are still Chicago's team and Wrigley Field is still the city's most beloved sporting venue. Their South Side rivals, the White Sox, are often left to draw fans from their shadow and convince them that Comiskey Park is as good a place to catch a game.

The old Comiskey Park, razed in the early 90s, is hardly missed. The new park has more facilities, less obstructed views and more luxury boxes. The seats are also more comfortable and access to the vendors is easier. Most of the problems from the old park have been erased, but even in the new stadium, the cheap seats remain cheap.

By making room for the concourses, the upper deck now sits higher than it did in the old park. This makes for some good views of Lake Michigan, but even the Big Hurt isn't so big from the high altitudes. With rising ticket prices and losing seasons , the park has had a hard time filling these seats. --Patrick Delahunty

Best Bet for Parking: The surrounding neighborhood makes many fans feel unsafe about getting to the park. There is parking, though. Cash customers and fans holding a prepaid green coupon exit at 35th Street and follow signs to "Sox Parking." Fans holding a red parking coupon exit at 31st street and follow signs for "Red Coupons."

Best Way to Get to the Park: Take the CTA Red Line El to the Sox/35th Street stop. The park is right there. And taking the train allows you to have a few beers without worrying about driving home.

Best Food at the Park: Connie's Chicago- style pizza . A taste of Chicago and good Chicago baseball. What more could you ask for?



Typical garbage--their source for this drivel was probably a cubune employee.
Apparently they never tried the Polish!
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:58 PM
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It's sad to say, but most travel guides and websites I've looked at pretty much parrot what this loser wrote.
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Old 05-09-2002, 03:59 PM
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Well, whenever anyone using my computer lab is trying to access their AOL accounts and can't, I tell them that's because AOL is crap.
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Old 05-09-2002, 04:00 PM
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I'm convinced that the cubune wrote that review. Here's what AOL says about the Northside hole:

No visit to Chicago is complete without an afternoon game at Wrigley Field. Chicago and baseball seem be synonymous in sports history. Home to the Chicago Cubs, this ballpark is legendary for its legacy of losing teams. (True fans will never forget the indelible memory of Harry Caray's gravely voice shouting, "Cubs win! Cubs win!")

Wrigley Field's ivy covered outfield walls distinguish it from ballparks across the nation. The manually operated scoreboard gives fans a reminder of days past. The intimate stands, commonly referred to as the "Friendly Confines," allow visitors to get involved in the action, and sometimes be the action. There is an understood rule among Chicago fans that homeruns hit into the bleachers by the opposing team must be thrown back.

The surrounding neighborhood, aptly named Wrigleyville, is home to many bars and clubs all devoted to supporting the Cubs and the sport. When a game is on the area takes on a liveliness as exciting as a St. Patrick’s Day Parade. -- Tara Bukow

Best Bet for Parking: Surrounding Wrigley Field are not the scads of parking garages you might expect around a major sporting arena. Expect to pay premium prices for parking at lots in the area, and the traffic is even worse. You're better off taking public transportation.

Best Way to get to the Park: Take the CTA Red Line El to the Addison stop. Walk west to the park and try to dodge the ticket scalpers.

Best Food at the Park: Chicago-style hot dogs and Connie's Chicago-style pizza are great stadium snacks. Check out Bar Louie for a Chicken Vesuvio sandwich or Brother Jimmy's for some BBQ after the game right nearby.

Cubs Season Overview: Look up the word "optimist" in the dictionary, and it will tell you to "See Cubs fans." But for the first time in years, the club's loyal fans might actually have a reason to look forward to the season. After surprising everyone with 88 victories last year, the Cubs upgraded their talent level at key positions, trying to end their 94-year-run without a World Series title. Moises Alou, one of the top RBI-producers in the National League, was signed away from Houston and placed in left field and behind Sammy Sosa in the batting order. Alou missed the first few weeks with an injury, but should be a major contributor. The Cubs also have Fred McGriff, the slugging first- baseman whom they picked up from Tampa Bay late last year, for
full season. When closer Tom Gordon went down before the season even began, Antonio Alfonseca was quickly picked up from Florida along with starter Matt Clement. It gives the Cubs good pitching balance and possibly one of the best starting rotations in the National League. As long as they don't dig themselves too deep of an early hole, the Cubs should contend with St. Louis and Houston for the National League Central. -- Scott Merkin
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Old 05-09-2002, 04:05 PM
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It's sad to say, but most travel guides and websites I've looked at pretty much parrot what this loser wrote.
That putrid sludge isn't even good enough for a parrot to poop on.

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Old 05-09-2002, 04:08 PM
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Home to the Chicago Cubs, this ballpark is legendary for its legacy of losing teams.
Well, they got one right.
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Old 05-09-2002, 04:12 PM
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Default Hey LuvChiSox,

Just curious, what does their Sox season outlook say? Or did they even bother to post one?

I think I'll use their advice and go lay some money down on the Cubs. it sounds like they're gonna be pretty good this year!
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Old 05-09-2002, 04:20 PM
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AOL, the Flubbies, Mom's basement, Spaghetti-o's, and Bozo's Circus -- they all go hand-in-hand for those afraid to venture outside their suburban/North Side cocoon.




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Old 05-09-2002, 04:24 PM
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This crap makes me REALLY tempted to sell my AOL Time Warner stock... incidentally, the crap has been on a downward slope since I bought it, so I guess I'll hold on and hope it comes back so I can break even.
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Old 05-09-2002, 04:38 PM
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What Sox fan did they interview (if any) said that the Old Comiskey is "hardly missed"? Attendance was never an issue when Old Comiskey was hosting baseball games. And Bridgeport definitely had more character back then. But the AOL guide did get one thing right..... "the 'Friendly confines' allow visitors to get involved in the action, and sometimes be the action". I think Chad Kreuter and the LA Dodgers would agree with this.
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Old 05-09-2002, 05:10 PM
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Attendance was never an issue when Old Comiskey was hosting baseball games.
Yes it was. You must not have been around for the 70s. I remember games where the place wasn't half full.
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Old 05-09-2002, 06:39 PM
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What Sox fan did they interview (if any) said that the Old Comiskey is "hardly missed"?
Well, they didn't ask me, but I must confess that while I have fond memories of days spent there, I don't have fond memories of the park. Too many days behind pillars, or so far up under the upper deck that I couldn't see the scoreboard. Too many days sitting sideways because I couldn't fit my knees in behind the seat in front of me. You guys think Wrigley smells like urine? Every time I walk into a taven men's room, I flash back to old Comiskey.


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Yes it was. You must not have been around for the 70s. I remember games where the place wasn't half full.
There were games when I basically had my own beer vendor, there were so few people in the place. I could pull into the main lot outside the right field wall a half hour before game time and park a couple hundred feet from the ballpark.
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Old 05-09-2002, 06:58 PM
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Well, they didn't ask me, but I must confess that while I have fond memories of days spent there, I don't have fond memories of the park. Too many days behind pillars, or so far up under the upper deck that I couldn't see the scoreboard. Too many days sitting sideways because I couldn't fit my knees in behind the seat in front of me. You guys think Wrigley smells like urine? Every time I walk into a taven men's room, I flash back to old Comiskey.

There were games when I basically had my own beer vendor, there were so few people in the place. I could pull into the main lot outside the right field wall a half hour before game time and park a couple hundred feet from the ballpark.
I'm not too sentimental about the old park either. Especially the last few years when Jerry let it get so run down. It was damp all the time, it seemed. And there were those seats that didn't even face the field. Also, a ladies room per deck with about 4 stalls in each restroom.
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