Transmogrified Tiger wrote:
I'm not a "If you tear down Wrigley I will LITERALLY KILL MYSELF" guy, but I really like the place and would prefer them keeping the park. The line gets blurred a bit when you talk about wholesale renovations, and I think a well done new stadium in a different area of the city could be very good as well, but between the history and the ambiance/unique features, I'd prefer to keep the Cubs there. Of course, I have exactly zero problems with the experience there, save for maybe having a little bit of a longer walk from my parking spot. Maybe I'm low maintenance, but I have minimal requirements of a stadium. I go to the stadium, probably get a couple hot dogs and something to drink, use the restroom before the game, and maybe once in the middle innings, and then I leave. I've never found Wrigley to be inadequate for any of those things, never found it cramped(certainly no more cramped than other stadiums), and I think Wrigley has the most seats with a great view of any stadium. I haven't been to every stadium, but I've seen my share, and I just don't get the "it's a falling apart dump that is a miserable place" sentiment compared to other places. Maybe other people care more about what the concourse walls look like than me, or they spend a lot more time outside their seat than I do, I dunno.
I certainly wasn't criticizing the ballpark. I was just curious if WF has become more important to some fans than the success of the team that plays there. Forcing them to forfeit advertising dollars in order to keep the ivy suggests that it may be that way to some.
When DeWitt et al wanted a new stadium, the main reason was to increase revenues and keep the team competitive. It may/may not have been a bs line, but it's a pretty good argument. Of course everyone wanted Busch II to remain, but most that bought into the 'remain competitive' argument certainly weren't upset.
Yeah, cuz you and Jenny just didn't have it. Me and Jenny. We got it. I can unlock her defense with a well-timed through ball and a towering header.