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MLB analyst calls Wrigley Field 'a dump'

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10:28 AM ET 06.11 | MLB Network analyst Peter Gammons asserted in a radio interview Friday that the Ricketts family has underestimated the cost of renovating Wrigley Field and referred to the 97-year-old ballpark as "a dump."

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June 11, 2011  10:31 AM ET

And they underestimated the effort needed to turn around the team.

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June 11, 2011  10:35 AM ET
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And they underestimated the effort needed to turn around the team.

What's a hundred years, give or take?

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June 11, 2011  11:05 AM ET
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for those who are still going to their games.

According to Lee Elia, that's would exclude the 85 percent of rest of the world that's at work.

June 11, 2011  11:10 AM ET

Getting the piss smell out of the stadium alone will cost $100M. My bet is they'll have to tear it down and rebuild

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June 11, 2011  11:13 AM ET

The story must be true b/c the Cubs are playing like crap. Where oh where is Lou?

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June 11, 2011  11:45 AM ET

The irony here is clearly this was posted to create "outrage" that a baseball landmark was called a dump when in reality everyone agrees and no one cares.

June 11, 2011  11:49 AM ET

Insert Fenway, a rose by any other name.

June 11, 2011  11:51 AM ET
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It's a tough sell. If he threatens for the suburbs, his bluff would be called.

Part of Reinsdorf's act was to threaten to go to the burbs, think they were even talking about near where Sears moved at one point (I lived in that area then).
Don't listen to the ChiSox fans whining about Wrigley, just look at where they have to go (Jerry's bargain basement government funded dump with the upper deck that is not fit for human habitation). Wrigley is a gem and the owners will do whatever they have to to stay there.

June 11, 2011  11:53 AM ET

BTW, Gammons is older than Wrigley, smells worse than Casey Anthony's trunk, and is so senile that he swore he was out drinking with Babe Ruth last night.

 
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