Originally written on Rumors and Rants  |  Last updated 11/15/14

On Thursday afternoon the proposed modernization of Wrigley Field took a big step forward. The Chicago Cubs and the city reached an agreement that will allow the franchise to build an electric Jumbotron and another sign above the outfield walls. The city’s landmarks commission voted unanimously to approve the deal in the face of opposition from the local alderman and the owners of rooftop businesses who are afraid their negotiated views of the field will be obstructed. The matter will now go before the City Council. The landmarks commission’s vote was important because the group must approve any changes to the city’s historic structures. Alderman Tom Tunney, whose ward includes Wrigley Field had the following to say about the new Jumbotron as he asked for the size to be reduced: “I cannot support a proposal that so dramatically affects the quality of life of my residents. The Cubs often point to large signs at Fenway and U.S. Cellular. Those signs back up to expressways, not people...
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  • SUGGESTION: Why not agree on 1) playing baseball by the rules used prior to Marvin Miller and Curt Flood destroying it, 2) tearing down every monstrocity out there that's named after a product or service and rebuilding parks like Wrigley, and 3) having baseball, once again, Only In The Daytime?
    ...oh. 4) The name of the Washington club, is *Senators*. Remember that.
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