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Old 05-01-2013, 10:46 AM
Lip Man 1 Lip Man 1 is offline
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Both the Sun Times and Tribune web sites have big stories on Ricketts and his comments / threats that if the Cubs don't get approval to make the changes to Wrigley, in particular the signage / new scoreboard options he'll have to consider "moving."

At this point it sounds a lot like the talk coming from JR and EE back in the mid 80's but you never know.

Ricketts claims the Cubs can't function nor be competititve without the millions of dollars in income the advertising would bring in.

Of course most fans (both of the Sox and Cub fans themselves) think the Cubs haven't been functioning for over 100 years. LOL.

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Old 05-01-2013, 10:53 AM
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I think Ricketts should be able to make the improvements he wishes. I do laugh at the "move" talk. No one is dumb enough to move that team.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:52 AM
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If the Cubs moved to Rosemont, their attendance might actually be tied to on-the-field success. Imagine that!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:07 PM
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As a Sox fan who lives adjacent to the Wrigleyville area, I fully encourage the Cubs to move to the burbs as it not only would be a historically short-sighted decision, but would also get them out of my back yard. Win-win!!!
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:45 PM
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The difference between this situation and the situation the White Sox were in back in the late 1980s was that Tampa was at least a viable alternative for the White Sox, it's not like the White Sox were getting 30k a night back in 1988 when they were pushing for a new ballpark. The Cubs, on the other hand, are drawing well and if they moved they would draw flies. I think just about everyone with a brain knows this and can pretty easily call the Cubs bluff.
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Related: more conceptual drawings of the changes, including the left field sign:

http://galleries.apps.chicagotribune...s-cubs-photos/
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:48 PM
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Wait, I thought they announced a deal with the city a few weeks ago? Did that fall through?
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:49 PM
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Please, he's not that stupid to move the team. I wish the city would just call them on their bluff and tell them to go ahead.
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