Friday, February 16, 2007

Cannot Hide From It.

I am not a Cubs fan. And yes, I am one of those people who think Wrigley Field is a dump... come on - it is. But I do acknowledge the history of the ballpark and see why people embrace it. Parts of Wrigley remind people of a simpler time (a better time?). The manual score board is one of those pieces of a time long gone, so are the few obstructed views, and of course the ivy covers outfield walls.

Now one of those pieces is gone. The Cubs for the first time have allowed advertising on the gates on the outfield wall. A big boo to the Cubs organization. Some say they need to cover the extra money they are spending on the new players and the new manager they have acquired in the off-season... but they also jacked up the price of game tickets for the same reason (and they sell out most of their games). Plain and simple - I find it sad that they are allowing advertising on the walls at Wrigley Field. It's not about the ad itself, it more about tradition. And tradition is something the Cubs organization and fans spew day in and day out (blah blah blah). But - I am a sucker for tradition, especially when it comes to baseball.

Is there anything safe anymore from getting plastered or tagged with ads?