I might not be remembering correctly, but I thought the old Safeco scoreboards were better than the ones at the Cell.....and yet, they've managed to come up with funds for a new one. The new one in Seattle looks like a monster!
I agree that the scoreboards at the Cell are a joke. They have to be near the worst in MLB. It's a pretty sad legacy for a franchise that, going back to 1960, was known for it's huge "exploding" scoreboard.
I also agree that Wrigley isn't comparable. Right or wrong, they've obviously sold that fan base and the Wrigley Field tourists on the idea that their mechanical scoreboard is the best thing ever. So, any discussion about the quality of scoreboards is really compared to the other 28 MLB teams.
White Sox Baseball 2011-2016*
*except for 3 months in mid 2012 and 5 weeks in early 2016