NO! They’re not! So to all the disgruntled Cubs fans I want you to take a break from making your picket signs and think about this for a second.
Are you a fan of the Chicago Cubs or of Wrigley Field? Yes, I know they go hand-in-hand but if you had to choose one or the other, which would you choose? Although I’m sure I don’t need to remind you, the Cubs have not won a World Series in over a century…a CENTURY! Clearly something needs to change.
The Cubs need to bring in game changing players but to do that they need money. How do you get money? Advertisement deals. Fat, juicy advertisement deals, preferably those which can be displayed on a giant television screen, some might even call it a jumbo-tron!
So if fans want to spend another hundred years convincing themselves that next year will be the year, then Mr. Ricketts, don’t change a thing. Sell the team and take your money and educated plans to a city that understands what it is you are trying to do. However, if fans want a team that can compete on a regular basis and maybe even win a championship, then support these new renovations. The team is staying in Wrigleyville. You don’t have to travel to Rosemont or Naperville or Schaumburg or anywhere else! No one is ripping down the ivy or tearing down the scoreboard, so take a breath, crack open a beer and allow Tom Ricketts to do his job. Then maybe, just maybe in the next few years when you utter that friendly phrase “Maybe next year,” you can actually mean it.