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And Dan Gilbert promised the Cavaliers would win an NBA title before Lebron James.
I mean, he promised.
Wrigley has drawn more than the Rangers the last 3 years. I'm jus sayin.
The connection between these improvements and the Cubs' success on the field is wholly frivolous -- a con.
That is a really weird statement to make in regards to Wrigley. But no stadium makes you treat the actual game as a sideshow. If you want to sit down and watch the game you can. If you want to walk around, drinking beer, eating food, playing games, meeting people, and watch the game occasionally what is so wrong with that and how does that stop you from sitting in your seat and watching the game?
On the other, if you believe Forbes -- the Cubs are THE most profitable team in Major League Baseball.... not the most revenue and not the most valuable, but the team with the best bottom line.
All of that piped in noise and flashing lights don't occur while the game is going on.
Tunney told The Tribune that if the Wrigley bleacher expansion is completed in the next eight years, according to the agreement, the Cubs would have to compensate those rooftop owners whose views were obstructed.
Except there isn't a lot of artifical noise blaring at the current patrons of Wrigley. The team wants to put up a big huge video board to end this and start bombarding people with ads and a bunch of unnecessary noise. That's at the core of this renovation -- putting up unsightly things to pipe in more noise and ads.
Also, that 8 years is up and is specific to the bleachers.
I've sat in the Wrigley Field bleachers on many occasions. There's plenty of non-ballgame related noise to distract you there. I'll take the Chicken Dance over "Get a load of that babe! Do you think she agrees that Left Field Sucks?" any day.
I'm amazed at how much traction that bought Gilbert, and that he still has it. He's a barely competent owner, but fans there absolutely eat up every bit of his bluster.
In fairness to the Cubs, they were the most profitable team while carrying an $88 million payroll. Revenues would presumably go up with wins, but a lot of the profit comes from being a a high-income team with a midrange payroll.
He's a bumbling fool who has convinced himself (and most of Northeast Ohio) that he's a genius. It helps when you've got the best basketball player in the universe on your team for a few years.
The fact that the Cubs are paying for this themselves really is the biggest story here and it's constantly overlooked.
I'd bet your from Cleveland, so you know, but I'm amazed at how much traction that bought Gilbert, and that he still has it. He's a barely competent owner, but fans there absolutely eat up every bit of his bluster.
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