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The Rosemont Cubs?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Mar 20, 2013.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The mayor of Rosemont, the town that abuts O'Hare Airport, is offering the Cubs 25 acres to build a new ballpark upon:


    The dispute, which is quite political, also surrounds ballpark signage, which rooftop owners are balking about. Alderman Tom Tunney suggests that the Cubs tear down the iconic scoreboard and replace it with a video board that could be used to raise advertising revenue instead.

    Can't wait to see how it all plays out.
  2. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    As the Ricketts family showed during the presidential campaign, they are a very nice group of level-headed and logical people. So I think they'll seek out the solution that is best for all and not just go for the money.
  3. YankeeFan

    YankeeFan Well-Known Member

    I think Schaumburg would make more sense, thought you can ride the Blue Line to Rosemont.

    Probably won't ever happen, but if there's an offer on the table, the Cubs will use it as leverage.
  4. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    Yep. That's how the White Sox got their stadium built. You have to threaten to leave - and be willing to follow through.
  5. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    The problem, everybody knows it's not going to happen and it's a stupid, transparent attempt at leverage if they try to use it.

    It's basically the Rosemont mayor getting some face time in the press, and a few Cubs water carriers in the local media trying to help the team.
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    What is the value of the Cubs without the sun-baked days of Wrigley, though? When the White Sox were threatening, Comiskey was a dump that should have been condemned, in the worst part of town.
  7. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    Maybe they should threaten to move the team to Gary, Ind. :D
  8. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The Bears did.

    Gary would actually not be a bad place for a team. Easy toll road and/or Interstate access. Lots of land that's not being put to use. The minor-league stadium there now is a gem.
  9. doctorquant

    doctorquant Well-Known Member

    That iconic scoreboard could be replaced with a video board of the same shape. They have an electronic scoreboard at the Ballpark here in Arlington, and they've programmed in numbers being changed, etc., so that it looks just like an old manual scoreboard. There's no reason other than a desire for quaint-ness that Wrigley doesn't have something like that.
  10. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    There is one universal rule of Cubdom, besides never winning the World Series: Anything that happens within three blocks of Wrigley Field more than once in a two-year period is a "tradition" and can never, ever be changed. No matter how stupid or useless it is.

    They'll fold the team before they replace the scoreboard.
  11. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    It will be a crime if the Cubs ever play anywhere other than Wrigley and if the Red Sox ever play anywhere other than Fenway...

    That certainly doesn't mean it won't happen, but it would suck if it does...
  12. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    The Cubs problem is a unique one, because the ballpark is so intertwined with the surrounding neighborhood. The Red Sox were able to do things like build bleachers on top of the Green Monster that turn into major issues at Wrigley.
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