Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/18/14
I’ve been to Wrigley Field. While it’s nice that it hasn’t changed much since it was first built a zillion years ago, the place is actually kind of a dump. I guess it was easier to impress people in 1914.  The team really needs to renovate it, which is exactly what they’re looking to do. The city of Chicago and the Ricketts family, who own the Cubs and Wrigley Field, are close to a $500 million deal that would include $300 million in renovations to the famed landmark that would be paid for entirely by Cubs ownership. This is sort of good news. Look, I really hate the Cubs and the corporatization of nostalgia as much as the next guy. While “throwback” parks were really cool when they were built, they’re also really annoying for their soulless exploitation of the history of baseball. Citi Field, I’m looking in your direction. And everyone praises the way the Red Sox have renovated Fenway Park, but there has still been quite a bit of teeth-gnashing over things like the seats on top of ...
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