Wrigley Renovation Thread

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Postby David » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:53 pm

i hope that once they do the new exterior they stop putting up those hideous banners

and i don't mean hideous in the sense that OMG SIGNS ON WRIGLEY

i mean hideous as in they are ugly as [expletive] and the color really clashes with the wrigley green
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Postby J.R. » Mon Nov 02, 2015 7:59 pm

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J.R. wrote:Plainly demonstrates how easily they would have swapped in the "CHICAGO BEARS" panels back in the day. Seems that would have been very innovative for its day.


i never really thought of this, so i was a little confused by this comment at first. however, i did find this

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did they replace the entire marquee? that was the best pic i could find

best I can tell, they had two sets of panels. "HICAGO CUBS" and "HICAGO BEARS." (the photos from today show the first "C" was static.)

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Postby seanimal » Mon Nov 02, 2015 11:20 pm

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Postby J.R. » Tue Nov 03, 2015 6:51 am

back in ye olde times the marquee was in prime position to be seen from the streetcar. you get the same effect now from the clark bus. imagine seeing "playing here" and jumping off to buy tix.

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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Nov 03, 2015 8:21 am

J.R. wrote:back in ye olde times the marquee was in prime position to be seen from the streetcar. you get the same effect now from the clark bus. imagine seeing "playing here" and jumping off to buy tix.


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Postby Old Style » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:13 am

J.R. wrote:
seanimal wrote:
J.R. wrote:Plainly demonstrates how easily they would have swapped in the "CHICAGO BEARS" panels back in the day. Seems that would have been very innovative for its day.


i never really thought of this, so i was a little confused by this comment at first. however, i did find this

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did they replace the entire marquee? that was the best pic i could find

best I can tell, they had two sets of panels. "HICAGO CUBS" and "HICAGO BEARS." (the photos from today show the first "C" was static.)

I wonder why CHICAGO wasn't static instead of just the C.
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Postby Tim » Tue Nov 03, 2015 11:29 am

Old Style wrote:
J.R. wrote:
seanimal wrote:
J.R. wrote:Plainly demonstrates how easily they would have swapped in the "CHICAGO BEARS" panels back in the day. Seems that would have been very innovative for its day.


i never really thought of this, so i was a little confused by this comment at first. however, i did find this

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did they replace the entire marquee? that was the best pic i could find

best I can tell, they had two sets of panels. "HICAGO CUBS" and "HICAGO BEARS." (the photos from today show the first "C" was static.)

I wonder why CHICAGO wasn't static instead of just the C.

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Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:16 pm

Did anyone pick up their free Wrigley sod today?

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Tue Nov 03, 2015 12:30 pm

Roger's giving this stuff away now?
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Postby Sammy Sofa » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:37 pm

I'll wait for the Deadspin article where it all ends up in the trash next to the giant cake and Santo's birthday card or whatever the [expletive].
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Postby Banedon » Tue Nov 03, 2015 2:43 pm

Sammy Sofa wrote:I'll wait for the Deadspin article where it all ends up in the trash next to the giant cake and Santo's birthday card or whatever the [expletive].


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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby David » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:17 pm

not really renovation news but we talked about hangovers for like 3 pages so

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/662359935754178560
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby Andy » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:35 pm

Yet another jersey patch. Could do without it.

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Postby David » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:37 pm

Andy wrote:Yet another jersey patch. Could do without it.

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Postby Brian » Thu Nov 05, 2015 4:32 pm

Wouldn't mind retro jerseys every Sunday again.

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Postby DurbanJer » Thu Nov 05, 2015 5:12 pm

Wouldn't mind a world series champions - 2016 patch, myself....

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Postby SouthSideRyan » Thu Nov 05, 2015 11:04 pm

As long as we can all agree that Sammy Sosa never played in Wrigley we should be fine
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby seanimal » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:17 am

David wrote:not really renovation news but we talked about hangovers for like 3 pages so

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/662359935754178560


i dig that logo, i don't think i've ever seen it before
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby seanimal » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:19 am

seanimal wrote:
David wrote:not really renovation news but we talked about hangovers for like 3 pages so

https://twitter.com/Cubs/status/662359935754178560


i dig that logo, i don't think i've ever seen it before


that 1918 logo is easily the worst

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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby SouthSideRyan » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:43 am

seanimal wrote:
that 1918 logo is easily the worst

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Were we the Chicago Dogs in 1916?
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby David » Fri Nov 06, 2015 8:46 am

there's one of those that the cubs like to put on the RF video board that my friend always says looks like a wombat
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Postby The Logan » Sat Nov 07, 2015 2:26 pm

SouthSideRyan wrote:Were we the Chicago Dogs in 1916?


The Schnauzers, to be more precise. And what happens when you type "schnauzer chicago cubs" into google?

https://www.google.com/search?q=schnauz ... 20&bih=955
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby seanimal » Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:30 pm

David wrote:there's one of those that the cubs like to put on the RF video board that my friend always says looks like a wombat


they board-ify the standing bear one by making it green with a white outline, but unlike any other two-color version of that logo, the outline also details the inside of the jaw line, making it look like no bear that has ever lived
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby UMFan83 » Tue Nov 10, 2015 11:56 am

Sounds like the Ricketts are gearing up for another run at the All Star game in 2019:

http://chicago.cbslocal.com/2015/11/10/ ... star-game/
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Re: Wrigley Renovation Thread

Postby David » Wed Nov 11, 2015 10:53 am

i hate to give bcb clicks but they admittedly have done a good job of documenting the renovations (at least in terms of volume)

http://www.bleedcubbieblue.com/2015/11/ ... -9#4876635

looks like the facade stuff is, in fact, happening now. the exterior of the park (which really looks dumpy as hell aside from the bleacher area) is going to look so much better soon.

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