Walter’s Perspective: Wrigley Field Renovations

If you think it’s late in the game, too late for the Cubs to fix Wrigley Field at our expense, remember what Yogi Berra said about the game ain’t being over until it’s over.

You never know what may happen in the bottom of the ninth in the Illinois General Assembly, especially during a session like the one that’s on now. A short one before the holidays when nobody’s watching, so the politicians can sneak into the budget things they want that the rest of us don’t.

And remember that the president of the Senate down there in Springfield, John Cullerton, is a Cub fan, a player down there in a Cub uniform. No doubt about that.

John Cullerton is a major player in the General Assembly, and the Cubs are in his district. And the Cubs owner, Mr. Ricketts, is a billion dollar constituent.

That’s why the “fix up Wrigley” game ain’t over yet.

Mister President Cullerton is still swinging his big bat, which means that his little teammates in the Senate may follow him to the plate. In which case, it won’t be the Cubs, but the taxpayers who strike out.

  • Tear Down Wrigley

    Nice work as usual Walter, but you could have grilled Ricketts and Cullerton a little harsher. This whole thing is ridiculous and Ricketts is clueless.

  • Joe Marino

    Get with it Walter. The economy is yearnig for Jobs. The improvements to Wrigley Field and the Wrigleyville neighborhood makes for a pretty good bet that there will be a substantial return on the investment. At the same time it will create jobs immediately as well as permanent jobs once the project is completed. Since the Cubs generate milliions in tax revenue now why not reinvest it into the ballpark and neighborhood that really needs it. It’s not as if Ricketts hasn’t committed to investing millions of their own money also. Don’t make it sound as if the Cubs are trying to pull one over on the taxpayers.

    • Rickets has his own money

      Joe, get with it yourself. We need education… for the kids. the state is broke. Rickets understood all along the issues with the Cubs. Make investment for education for the kids, not additional money for Rickets.

  • Bill M

    Walter, at least get your facts straight:

    From the Tribune: Cullerton couldn’t resist taking a poke at the Cubs: “Being a White Sox fan, I’m tempted to say, ‘Wait till next year.’ But I’d like to do it as soon as possible.”

  • teenager

    I hate the cubs. let the stadium rot until ricketts takes the cubs somewhere else.

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