John Mc

This is a collection of my thoughts. Some of the thoughts that I once had, I no longer do. Some thoughts I have now I have never had. Yet none shal be discounted. This blog is soley for the enjoyment of the author and the readers. On occasion the views expressed are overly exagerated in order to prove a point. Also there may be a dirty word or thought in some of the posts. Grow up and take this for what it's worth - a blog that barely anyone will ever see.

8/21/2008

Wrigley At 80 Proof

As you may know, I'm a White Sox fan. Thus, by nature, I'm programed to dislike The Chicago Cubs. However, I don't. I'm not one of those idiots who is either one or the other. While I like the White Sox more, it doesn't mean that I can't enjoy both teams. It is like enjoying only one pizza topping. I enjoy "Supreme." As long as it doesn't have olives or mushrooms on it. I have found that the Jewel Supreme is great because it has the multi-topping goodness you would expect without black olives or mushrooms. Brilliant!
But, I digress.
Despite me being a Sox fan, I am also a Cubs fan. (They are my 5th favorite team.) But, more so, I'm a Wrigley Field fan. There is great history there PLUS Da Bears started thier Chicago residency there. (Originally they were in Decatur as the Decatur Staley's. Thus the name of the Chicago Bears mascot.)
When I heard that the Chicago Tribune empire was being split up and sold to the highest bidder, I didn't think much about it. It meant new owners for the Cubs and perhaps good change would occur. What I didn't expect was for Wrigley Field to be separated from the Cubs in an effort to make more money.
Furthermore, there are constant talks of giving the naming rights to the highest bidder! (On a side note, I LOVE when Cubs fans use the argument "Your team sold out to U.S. Cellular!" when explaining why the Cubs are better than the White Sox. I like to remind them that for majority of their World Series drought that they have been owned by Wrigley. Ever hear of Doublemint, dummy?!)
Wrigley is a Chicago institution. It is a historical landmark. It is the oldest standing park in all of baseball. (If you ever sit under the rafters, you can attest to this!) They have already put the final nail in the coffin of Yankee Stadium. Why not Wrigley too?
This is why I'm standing up to say "No way, Jose'." and so is Jim Beam. For no apparent reason they reject the renaming of Wrigley Field. They have even put a protest on the hood of their Nascar guy, Bobbie Gordon's car. They don't wish to become contenders for "Jim Beam Field" or anything, instead they wish to preserve a piece of baseball history. And I don't blame them.
If you are a Cubs fan or a fan of Wrigley or a fan of baseball in general, check out their website by clicking on the link below. It is http://www.saveourname.com/ and it being sponsored by Jim Beam, you do have to be 21 to enter. Good luck getting past their incredible security if you aren't.
Maybe this will help or maybe it is just a way to waste time at work. In any event, keep your damn dirty hands off of Wrigley.



4 Comments:

  • At 1:57 PM, Blogger Christa said…

    sorry buddy cant help you on this one....

     
  • At 9:35 PM, Anonymous Chadley said…

    *CORRECTION=Da Bears started out as the Staleys in Decatur, not DeKalb. Remember, The Staleys were in Decatur and continue to be the reason why Decatur reeks of soy...

     
  • At 9:39 PM, Anonymous Chadley said…

    ...and while I'm ruffling your feathers...let's face it, changing the name on the southside prove to reverse the REAL curse which was that cheap bastard Commiskey!!! If it wasn't for him, The Black Sox Scandal would've never happened and years of futility on the southside wouldn't have taken place.

     
  • At 1:49 AM, Blogger John Mc. said…

    The Decatur change has been made. And while I have heard the argument for the White Sox change, I think it is Ozzy's colorful rants that are behind the greatness. Watch us create history again this season - Ozzy's pissed!

     

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