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    Quote Originally Posted by The Korean View Post
    I dont think White sox would demand an excessive rent, they would be lucky to have any events in US Cellular in June and July. Baseball stadiums dont usually host too many non-baseball events compared to NBA/NHL arenas or NFL stadiums.

    Give White Sox the concessions and parking. Its only two years and once the renovation is done Cubs will rack in EVEN more money than before anyway to offset any loss. And by that time if Theo has done his job Cubbies will be competing, making them even more money.
    Never going to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gary Dunaier View Post

    (Photo taken May 16, 2009. Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
    Nothing against Peter Max, but some things don't belong in a ballpark.

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    Did that Peter Max store even last a full season at the new Yankee Stadium?

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    Why would anyone put a art gallery/store in the middle of the ballpark? I'm there to see a game, buy a hat perhaps, but not to see artwork. want to see art, got to a gallery or a museum.

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    Couldn't agree more. For some reason, works of Peter Max and LeRoy Neiman are marketed as sports "art", and fans are supposed to "appreciate" that junk.
    I suppose the flacks of the owners think we are dumber than average.

    Thus far, they seem to be correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melottfan View Post
    Why would anyone put a art gallery/store in the middle of the ballpark?
    'Cause the Yanks have designed their stadium to cater to a very rich clientele. Wouldn't surprise me if they put a mini Lexus dealership or a Tiffany & Co. on the Club Level.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom Dreamer View Post
    Did that Peter Max store even last a full season at the new Yankee Stadium?
    No. By August it was replaced with a "New York Yankees Women's Team Store."


    (Photo taken August 11, 2009. Gary Dunaier. Link to upload on Flickr.com: here.)
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    Archie Bunker: All I can tell you, Edith, is I'm surprised at you! Dragging me off to a moving picture like that! It was absolutely disgusting!
    Edith Bunker: Well, I'm sorry, Archie, how was I to know? I thought it was a religious picture, "Cardinal Knowledge!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnakamura View Post
    'Cause the Yanks have designed their stadium to cater to a very rich clientele. Wouldn't surprise me if they put a mini Lexus dealership or a Tiffany & Co. on the Club Level.
    Rich spots fans are still sports fans though. I doubt their interests in merchandises are THAT much different from regular fans. Unless Yankees offer custom made pool with yankees logo on it, with each tiles signed by a Yankee.

    Art gallery idea was just beyond dumb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Melottfan View Post
    Why would anyone put a art gallery/store in the middle of the ballpark?...
    $$$'s........
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Korean View Post
    ...Art gallery idea was just beyond dumb.
    not to franchise owners who are looking for diversions and new ways to spend to attract high-rollers and women, not the usual crowd.
    all big league sports businesses are that way now.
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Nothing wrong with tying to attract different types of customers, in theory, but its not gonna work in reality.

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    Sexist store. They should get sued.
    Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

    If hitting a baseball is the toughest thing to do in sports, then pitching must be the easiest thing to do in sports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnderPressure View Post
    Sexist store. They should get sued.
    Judging by a few of those women in that photo, perhaps a Yankees-themed Lane Bryant would be a great idea.
    I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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    Leo Durocher, 1950's

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    Same catwalk, in 1969. "Malcolm Reeser, Andy Frain usher who is Chicago's version of Mitch Miller, stands on catwalk of Wrigley field's mezzanine ramp to lead Cub fans in sing-along." Chicago Today photo, May 1969.

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    Saturday, April 29, 1961, Dodgers in town. Johnny Podres went all the way on a 7-hitter as L.A. won, 9-4. Frank Howard was the star as he went 3-4 with 6 RBI, with a 2-run shot in the 3rd, and a grand slam in the 5th, knocking Dick Ellsworth out of the ball game. Santo had a triple, and Ernie Banks hit one out in the 9th. Only 9,842 in the house.

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    Renovation from another era.

    "Wrigley Field box seat patrons in the lower stands will find the Cub management made more changes for the comfort of fans before the Cubs' home opener. A portion of the lower stands box seats is being replaced at an estimated cost of $200,000. Chicago Tribune photo published April 9, 1950"

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    "Grandstand work on Wrigley infield is almost completed before Cubs entertain White Sox Friday in first game of Spring city series. Chicago Herald-American photo by Al Struck published April 10, 1950"

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Korean View Post
    Nothing wrong with tying to attract different types of customers, in theory, but its not gonna work in reality.
    they have to expand the client base, player cost$ aren't dropping
    what payed the bills as late as the 90's won't come close now...
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnakamura View Post
    Judging by a few of those women in that photo, perhaps a Yankees-themed Lane Bryant would be a great idea.
    that wouldn't be chic enough
    the turd in the punchbowl
    reality really sucks.
    enjoy the game more...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul W View Post
    they have to expand the client base, player cost$ aren't dropping
    what payed the bills as late as the 90's won't come close now...
    True but some client bases just arent in to sports at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alpineinc View Post
    Renovation from another era.

    "Wrigley Field box seat patrons in the lower stands will find the Cub management made more changes for the comfort of fans before the Cubs' home opener. A portion of the lower stands box seats is being replaced at an estimated cost of $200,000. Chicago Tribune photo published April 9, 1950"

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    Interesting that during this renovation the brick wall between the dugouts was removed and replaced. Yet... the football endzone was still 7-8 yards deep there at the one corner. Think they'd adjusted the wall a little while they did this work.

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    I always thought the brick wall behind the plate was original to the stadium.
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