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February 11, 2014

BP Daily Podcast

Effectively Wild Episode 383: 2014 Season Preview Series: Chicago Cubs

by Ben Lindbergh, Sam Miller and Nick Wheatley-Schaller


Ben and Sam preview the Cubs' season with Ken Funck, and Nick talks to Daily Herald Cubs beat writer Bruce Miles (at 20:53).

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BP staff member Ken Funck
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"Go Cubs Go" Dirge: Best. Open. Ever.

Feb 11, 2014 06:40 AM
 
Dutchleaguer

Lots of talk about the rooftop owners vs. the Cubs over the signage and revenue sharing etc. but no discussion of what the planned changes mean for the experience of seeing a game at Wrigley?? What are ticket buyers' opinions about the jumbotron and signage, not to mention the hotel? Do people really want to be flashed in the face for nine innings? You may as well go across town to the Cell (which you should do anyway - go Sox).

Feb 11, 2014 08:26 AM
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BP staff member Ken Funck
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Fair point, and I'm sure there will be people who will find the experience degraded after the "renovations" go through. It won't be the same experience--of course, for me, having the rooftops populated weith bleachers full of paying patrons rather than a bunch of shirtless neighborhood guys throwing a ball around has already changed that experience from my childhood. My personal opinion: if a Jumbotron and increased signage and an attached museum changes the other main aspect of my Cubs fan experience (i.e., never, ever winning a championship), I don't have a problem with them. Others can, and certainly will, disagree.

Feb 11, 2014 09:26 AM
 
Dutchleaguer

Totally understood. While I personally would prefer to see them keep the park largely as is, since I moved away from Chicago my vote doesn't count. Forgot to say: great podcast, as usual.

Feb 11, 2014 10:24 AM
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