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Soriano: Night games more important than Wrigley reno

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08:12 AM ET 03.27 | Alfonso Soriano likely won't see much of the Cubs' current rebuild come to fruition, nor the hoped-for rebuild of Wrigley Field. Soriano has seen some of the designs, but doesn't really care about luxury suites and party decks and LED boards at Clark and Addison. His focus would be on the one issue central to players constantly readjusting their body clocks. "Every year they try to (get) better facilities for us," Soriano said Tuesday. "It's very important, but more important is to try to not have too many day games. That's the biggest (issue). Whatever they do with the field is fine. But most important for me -- and I think for the other players -- is moving some day games to night games."

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March 27, 2013  08:46 AM ET

It's almost as important as turning strikeouts into hits. Worry about the things you can control, Sori.

March 27, 2013  08:59 AM ET

At one time when Hendry sign you to that long term contract Wrigley Field was the greatest place on earth. Since you don't like the way management is doing business here anymore waive your no trade status and I imagine they will move you very quickly.

March 27, 2013  10:00 AM ET

They should have as many night games as everybody else. That's the beginning of ending 100+ years of futility.

March 27, 2013  10:12 AM ET

Yogi is right , where the first two posters miss the ACTUAL POINT. The Cubs should be playing their midweek games at night like everyone else. The only reason I can think of that this doesn't happen is that Chicago doesnt mind having a bad Baseball team and Wrigleyville is really just to take a day off work and drink. Woops.

March 27, 2013  10:15 AM ET

wiseup: day games or night games the cubs will still lose 90+ games.

March 27, 2013  10:49 AM ET

Until and IF the Cubs get a new and relocated stadium the Cubs will play a lot of day games. Wrigley Field is essentially in a residential neighborhood and night games and parking are disruptive to the comings and goings of the nearby residents. These isn't even any official large scale parking nearby so parking in front of apartment buildings and small shops is the norm. As much as I love Wrigley Field, this game at this location will see mostly day games.

March 27, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

Until and IF the Cubs get a new and relocated stadium the Cubs will play a lot of day games. Wrigley Field is essentially in a residential neighborhood and night games and parking are disruptive to the comings and goings of the nearby residents. These isn't even any official large scale parking nearby so parking in front of apartment buildings and small shops is the norm. As much as I love Wrigley Field, this game at this location will see mostly day games.

This is more than likely the reason.

March 27, 2013  11:13 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Yogi is right , where the first two posters miss the ACTUAL POINT. The Cubs should be playing their midweek games at night like everyone else. The only reason I can think of that this doesn't happen is that Chicago doesnt mind having a bad Baseball team and Wrigleyville is really just to take a day off work and drink. Woops.

That's pretty much it, baseball's largest cocktail party - been going to Wrigley for 30+ years and I've seen it morph into a drinking event and a place to be seen.

March 27, 2013  11:27 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At one time when Hendry sign you to that long term contract Wrigley Field was the greatest place on earth. Since you don't like the way management is doing business here anymore waive your no trade status and I imagine they will move you very quickly.

Soriano wouldn't mind not playing day games,,know why?? he is getting his good money but its not well earned though,,,, he should help the team by allow them to trade him away,,,,

March 27, 2013  12:00 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At one time when Hendry sign you to that long term contract Wrigley Field was the greatest place on earth. Since you don't like the way management is doing business here anymore waive your no trade status and I imagine they will move you very quickly.

Actually, Sori seems to be completely enamored with the new front office...

March 27, 2013  12:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

They should have as many night games as everybody else. That's the beginning of ending 100+ years of futility.

Screw exhibiting the fundamentals of baseball on a regular basis and preaching that sentiment down to the lower levels of the farm system. Just play more night games. Alex Gonzalez doesn't boot that tailor-made double play ball if the game were played at ni...oh, boy.

March 27, 2013  12:38 PM ET

I like day games.

March 27, 2013  04:12 PM ET

If I'm not mistaken, the number of night games the Cubs are allowed to play at Wrigley is limited per an agreement with the Chicago City Council. This came into play when lights were installed at Wrigley in 1988 because of complaints by the residents of the neighbourhood. Besides, God created baseball to be played on real grass under the sun. Night baseball and the DH are just bastardizations of the game forced by TV money.

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March 27, 2013  06:20 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

At one time when Hendry sign you to that long term contract Wrigley Field was the greatest place on earth. Since you don't like the way management is doing business here anymore waive your no trade status and I imagine they will move you very quickly.

I'm not so sure the Cubbies could move him that quickly. I doubt any team would be willing to give up a decent prospect nor pay more than than MLB minimum portion of Soriano's contract, both of which I think the Cubbies would want.

March 27, 2013  06:29 PM ET

Day games at Wrigley allow tourists and the unemployed to go to the games while the neighborhood residents work.

March 27, 2013  07:24 PM ET

The Cubs should play tons of night games, then keep Wrigley open until 2AM like a bar.

March 27, 2013  07:35 PM ET
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Day games at Wrigley allow tourists and the unemployed to go to the games while the neighborhood residents work.

Well how could the unemployed afford the tickets? The people with jobs can barely afford them

March 27, 2013  10:31 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I like day games.

I do too. But since there's more revenue to be had with night games.....

 
March 27, 2013  10:35 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

I do too. But since there's more revenue to be had with night games.....

How badly are the Cubs hurting for money? Seems like Wrigley Field is a cash printing machine.

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