Memo to the Ricketts Family: You Can’t Sell Losing at Wrigley Field Any Longer

June 14, 2011 by  

It used to be that no matter how awful the team played, fans would fill the stadium in droves, leading to White Sox fans' criticisms of Wrigley Field as being the biggest outdoor tavern—a place that Cubs fans went to mostly get drunk and if they lost, oh well, it's a shame.

There are those of us who are old enough to recall a time when there was little interest in the Cubs. But that was a long time ago, before Harry Carey and Dallas Green came along and reinvigorated a moribund organization.

The infamous Lee Elia tirade included the...

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