“I’m not sure how anyone is going to stop the signs in the outfield, but if it comes to the point that we don’t have the ability to do what we need to do in our outfield then we’re going to have to consider moving. It’s a simple as that.”
– Tom Rickets, co-owner, Chicago Cubs, May 1, 2013
the owner of the Cubs wants to put a half billion dollars of renovation into the greatest ball park in the world.
the neighbors behind the outfield walls are complaining about the proposals, not because it would be louder and brighter and cause more ruckus at night (which it would)
but because they like to sell tickets to their roofs and charge people for the worst seats in town for the game.
so today Cub owner Tom Rickets said if he didn’t get his way he’d literally take his ball(club) and go home (to the suburbs).
one suburban mayor quickly offered the team 25 acres for free if they wanted to move out of the city and build a new stadium next to the airport in Rosemont.
i have put myself on an 8-hour time out on writing about this here because i didn’t want my emotions to bleed into this blog post.
WHICH IS SOMETHING TOM RICKETS SHOULD HAVE DONE BEFORE HE UTTERED PURE BLASPHEMY THIS MORN
we all know Wrigley Field is old and in some parts it shows its age.
but any man who puts a gun to the head of a baby during a negotiation has no business being in business.
even if the baby is 99 years old.
i hope you slip in the shower today rickets.