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How does that sound to you, Cubs fans? That’s the rumor floating around town. The Score (670 AM) reported this morning that the Tribune Co and WES are working on a deal to rename Wrigley Field “Walter E. Smythe Field”.
What?!?? Huh?!?! Who’s the moron that thought up this deal? You can’t change the name of Wrigley Field. It’d be a slap in the face of tradition. Is nothing sacred these days? Does the Tribune need the money that badly that they’re willing to sell away the Cubs’ main selling point? Cuz it sure isn’t the team that brings the folks in. Everyone knows if it wasn’t for Wrigley, the Cubs mystique would disappear faster than their playoff hopes. Renaming the bleachers to “Bud Light Bleachers” is bad enough. But changing the name of Wrigley….just doesn’t make sense.
And I must admit, while the whole situation makes me ill, the fact that WES is involved makes me want to vomit up the egg/bacon/broccoli omelet I had for breakfast. They have some of the most inane, idiotic commercials I have ever seen. We get it. You’re trying to be cool. It ain’t working. Stick to the furniture.
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