Here I go again, wondering into sports-related territory where I’m clearly ill-equipped and uninformed. But I couldn’t help taking note of the fact that Yankee Stadium is being torn down and a new Yankee facility constructed right next door to the old and historic park. Being allergic to the sports page I wasn’t even aware this was going to happen until this weekend. I guess it kind of surprises me given how some of the greatest names in baseball once played there. And while I have no knowledge of the details, I’m sure the whole thing comes down to more money for the Yankees owners.
But it did get me wondering. Would Chicago and the whole Cubs universe ever, EVER, stand for the demolishing and replacement of Wrigley Field? I can’t imagine it. I can imagine riots preventing it though. I just can’t think that anyone, not even someone so politically tone deaf as, say, Rob Blagojevich, would ever even consider the idea.
Or am I wrong? Are there hints of such an idea brewing in Chicago? Again, if a story is limited to the sports section, I probably don’t know about it. I just can’t think replacing the Ivy Walls with new, greener, faster-growing ivy walls will ever happen.