January 14, 2012
Cubs to Add a New Scoreboard...GASP!
Some news came from the team's annual winter lovefest that is sure to cause fans of the team to cry foul.
No, the team is not pardoning Steve Bartman...the Cubs have decided to step into the 2000s by installing a "75-foot LED sign" to a soon-to-be renovated rightfield bleacher section.
I know what you're thinking...why is this a big deal?
I'll tell you. Fans of the "Lovable Losers" don't like change.
They fought the idea of installing lights until 1988, they complained about the possibility of the bathroom troughs being removed and they've been cool with remaining World Series-less since the Roosevelt (Teddy...not Franklin) Administration.
Alright, that last jab was a low blow, but c'mon...how can a state-of-the-art LED scoreboard not add to what is already a pretty popular fan destination?
Sure, the "Budweiser Patio" (or whatever they're actually calling the area above the new board) is a way for team brass to make money...but providing more information to the fans? Color me excited for my next trip to the "Friendly Confines".
Wrigley Field needs an upgrade, people.
It wasn't that long ago that nets had to be installed to keep catch falling debris from hitting the fans. And last year, during that epic Chicago snowstorm...part of the roof was ripped off.
So, yeah, Cubs fans are going to complain (they already are), but here's the skinny...don't want your beloved team to move from their Northside home?
Then embrace the future.
And in case some of you don't know what the troughs are that I referred to earlier...see the picture below.