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Monthly archives: January 2008


It's Marshall Field's All Over Again!
2008-01-30 20:15
by Phil Bencomo

For all the fuss about the naming rights to Wrigley, fans will come to terms with a new name.

Just like they did with the bleacher reconstruction. And the new seats behind home plate. And the rotating ads. And the lights.

Be sure to note that those were all physical changes to the park. You can call Wrigley whatever you want, no matter the official name, but there's nothing you can do to ignore modifications to Wrigley itself. But you don't hear too many people still complaining about those changes. Animosity toward a new name will quickly fade, I think, especially if it still incorporates "Wrigley" somehow, e.g. Pepsi Park at Wrigley Field.

And all that extra money in the bank won't hurt, either.

Awakening From A Winter Slumber
2008-01-23 15:10
by Phil Bencomo

Cub Town lives!

Sorry about the long delay, but life has been ... busy. But as spring training inches closer (not that you'd know it from the weather) I'll do my best to post regularly.

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Until I have something more substantial, here's a fun distraction: The Score Bard's Random Diamond Notes.


Geovany Soto, who has always been considered somewhat liberal, had a dream one night that he was locked inside some Dairy Queens being chased by a giant hippo, and when he woke up he found he had a case of vertigo, which will keep him out six weeks, and the Cubs think they will get by if Carmen Pignatiello, a favorite of Lou Piniella, steps up.