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  •  Hey! Cut us some slack there (none)
    I live a few blocks away from Wrigley. Those out of town jack-offs of which you cite as a reason not to like the Cubs are a pain in this neighborhood's butt. They drive here in their enormous SUVs and take all our (scarce) parking. So, you're hoping that my neighborhood gets wilding Sox fans because of people who don't even live her? Unpack that one for me, pal.
    •  Took my kids to a game (none)
      at Wrigley last year. Made the drive from Ann Arbor, MI...just because it was Wrigley. Same thing my dad did for me with Forbes Field in Pittsburgh - just because it was a glorious old park.

      while Wrigley may not have all modern amenities (like toilets that work and don't remind you of some Dickensian horror), it was still fantastic. we took the El (sp?) to the park and cruised around the hood, and the kids wore fake Matt Clement mustaches and the whole 9 was fantastic.

      fans pissed me off about the bartman thing though.

      I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees

      by tinfoilhat on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 02:46:22 PM PDT

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      •  Whaddya mean? (none)
        "pissed me off about the Bartman thing"?

        I'm pissed off that Steve Bartman was never roughed up-- not even a little bit.  If I had seen him in the aftermath with a fat lip or a black eye, I would have felt the matter somewhat resolved.  That was karmic destiny and it's unfulfilled.

        •  There ya go! Typical (none)
          The cubs suck for 1000 years and the guy tries to catch a foul ball that lands on him and suddenly it's his fault. Forget that (well, who really cares who the shortstop was since he booted the next groundball) the SS booted the next one anyway. All that 'loving fans' and friendly confines crap flew out the window then and there.

          1000 more years of no hope - curse of the bartman.

          I don't think anyone anticipated the breach of the levees

          by tinfoilhat on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 10:27:54 PM PDT

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    •  Sorry, years of pent up bitterness... (none)
      If you sold Cubs tickets for a few years to pay your way through school you might be bitter, too.  Okay, so I went over the top.  I really have nothing against folks who actually live near the park and may be fans of the team, people who have stayed loyal through all the bad years, might know who some of the players are, etc.  I've heard there's a lot of controversy over the parking situation and trash on neighborhood streets, etc.  It's too bad that the negative aspects of an enterprise that must generate an awful lot of money get foisted on neighborhood residents.  

      I'm so metal I have the unlisted Number of the Beast.

      by MjrMjr on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 02:55:07 PM PDT

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    •  And the neighborhood (none)
      has fought long and hard to keep from being overwhelmed by the Cubs.  Wrigleyville/Lakeview is a vibrant area - it's not all about the Cubs.  Also some beautiful greystones in that area.  Plus the alderman is a progressive gay -

      The beneficiaries are likely to be...large corporations and development firms. (O'Connor, J. dissenting in Kelo). God bless you, J. O'Connor.

      by xanthe on Sat Oct 22, 2005 at 05:39:00 PM PDT

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