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  • locke40
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    Originally posted by Hack_Miller View Post
    Would be nice to see a corporation buy the naming rights and just keep it Wrigley Field as a goodwill gesture but it probably won't happen.
    I agree. They would be hailed as saviors, and would generate much more goodwill publicly than changing the name.

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  • bluezebra
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Call me an anti-traditionalist, but I don't see how Wrigley Field at Under Armour Place is that much worse than just plain Wrigley Field.

    And it's not like it was originally Wrigley Field.
    The original name was North Side Ball Park (1914); Weeghman Park (1914-15); Whales Park (1915). The stadium was built for the Chicago Federals, the Federal League team. Then the team was remamed the Whales.

    The Federal League folded after only two years, so Weeghman, leading a ten man syndicate which included chewing gum magnate Willam Wrigley, Jr., purchased the Cubs of the National League. The team was moved from West Side Grounds to what was then known as Weeghman Park. When the league folded, Weegham purchased the Cubs, and changed the stadium name to Cubs’ Park (1916-26). In 1918, Wrigley took over Weeghman's share of the team and by 1919 had bought out the shares of the other members of the syndicate. The name of the stadium was changed to Cubs Park in time for opening day, 1920. It was renamed Wrigley Field in his honor in 1926.

    I saw my first game at Wrigley in 1936, the season before the bleachers and ivy were added.

    Bob

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  • Knick9
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Call me an anti-traditionalist, but I don't see how Wrigley Field at Under Armour Place is that much worse than just plain Wrigley Field.

    And it's not like it was originally Wrigley Field.
    I will gladly call you an anti-traditionalist.

    "Welcome to the friendly confines of Nextel Stadium" just isn't what I'm looking for. Period. Sorry, I can't get used to it, and I never will. It's an abomination. People have gotten so used to this process that it is getting absolutely sickening. There's nothing about a place that makes it more valuable if you call it by a corporate sponsor name. Will people even bother to buy the product of that sponsor? No, alot of them won't.

    So much for originality of giving a ballpark a respectable name. In return for selling the rights to the name of the field, you give up the right to give it a proper name. Nothing. Zilch. Nada. Owners don't care what it's called, as long as it gives them more money, they're fine with it. Don't you just love these owners being so hypocritical?

    And don't you just love how people just run with it and move on like it's no big deal at all?

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  • Hack_Miller
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    Originally posted by OleMissCub View Post
    Maybe they should rename y'alls stadium since it seems to be having a subliminal effect on the employees of your organization.


    Busch Stadium and alcohol related incidents....Ouch...!

    Would be nice to see a corporation buy the naming rights and just keep it Wrigley Field as a goodwill gesture but it probably won't happen.

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  • rockin500
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Call me an anti-traditionalist, but I don't see how Wrigley Field at Under Armour Place is that much worse than just plain Wrigley Field.

    And it's not like it was originally Wrigley Field.
    you're an antitraditionalist.

    Weegham Park was the name of it when it first started true. But Wrigley was THE OWNER OF THE TEAM WHEN IT WAS RENAMED AS SUCH. theres a world of difference between one and what Zell the idiot will call it.

    Besides, what is he going to do? change the outside sign? The one that is landmarked? You think the city or the neighborhood would sign off on that? Doubtful.

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  • icee82
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    What about Sears Field? I really like that. NOT!

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  • OleMissCub
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    Call me an anti-traditionalist, but I don't see how Wrigley Field at Under Armour Place is that much worse than just plain Wrigley Field.

    And it's not like it was originally Wrigley Field.
    The Beatles weren't originally known as "the Beatles" either.

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  • Erik Bedard
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    Call me an anti-traditionalist, but I don't see how Wrigley Field at Under Armour Place is that much worse than just plain Wrigley Field.

    And it's not like it was originally Wrigley Field.

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  • OleMissCub
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    I was just about to say, isn't it already corporately named?
    Whether or not it was originally named after a corporation is irrelevant to the discussion because the point isn't so much that they are wanting to corporately rename it, it's the fact that they are wanting to rename it PERIOD.

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  • willisraverchk77
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    Originally posted by Erik Bedard View Post
    I was just about to say, isn't it already corporately named?
    at least it was named wrigley field in part because the team and stadium was bought by mr. wrigley. not quite the same as just selling the name to the highest bidder.

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  • Erik Bedard
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    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Yeah, right on. Maybe they should name the stadium after a wealthy gum manufacturing family instead.
    I was just about to say, isn't it already corporately named?

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  • willisraverchk77
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    "Welcome to the friendly confines of Alltel Wireless Field."

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  • OleMissCub
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    Originally posted by StanTheMan View Post
    Yeah, right on. Maybe they should name the stadium after a wealthy gum manufacturing family instead.
    Maybe they should rename y'alls stadium since it seems to be having a subliminal effect on the employees of your organization.

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  • StanTheMan
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    Originally posted by Knick9 View Post
    It will be one of the biggest screw-ups and flops in sports history if Wrigley Field is renamed. Mark my words. No sense of loyalty these days when corporate sponsors and big shot owners always want to have it their way. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea needs to get out alot more often.

    Yeah, right on. Maybe they should name the stadium after a wealthy gum manufacturing family instead.

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  • Knick9
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    It will be one of the biggest screw-ups and flops in sports history if Wrigley Field is renamed. Mark my words. No sense of loyalty these days when corporate sponsors and big shot owners always want to have it their way. Anyone who thinks this is a good idea needs to get out alot more often.

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