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Thursday, Feb 7, 2013

* Pitchers and catchers report in five days. And

Wrigley Field is turning 100, and the Chicago Cubs want fans to help commemorate the milestone.

The home of the Cubs will reach the century mark next year. On Wednesday, the Cubs announced the “Wrigley Field Turns 100 Logo Contest.”

Fans are invited to enter a design to be used as the official logo during a yearlong celebration in 2014. A Cubs spokeswoman says the winning logo may be featured at the ballpark, on merchandise and possibly on the team’s uniforms.

* The Question: Wrigley Field 100th anniversary logo suggestions?

Best response wins a $20 gift card at Springfield’s Grab-a-Java. Our last winner was VanillaMan, who has returned to fine form.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


76 Comments
  1. - The Mad Hatter - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:01 pm:

    100 years without a championship


  2. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:05 pm:

    Bullwinkle Reaching Into a Cubs hat with the caption… “This Time For Sure”


  3. - Bluefish - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    Celebrating 100 years with 100 losses!


  4. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:10 pm:

    Jed Clampett’s Shack, with the Wrigley Moniker hanging from the portch, and in the scroll area the words “100 Years & Never Looked Better!”


  5. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:12 pm:

    The House from “The Money Pit”, with the Wrigley Moniker on the second story, and in the scroll the words, “All Will be Fixed - 2 Weeks”


  6. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:13 pm:

    Keep moving…nothing to see here…


  7. - Commonsense in Illinois - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:15 pm:

    Only 32 years until 2045!


  8. - shore - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:15 pm:

    madhatter wins. that’s really it.


  9. - Darienite - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:16 pm:

    Wrigley Field - celebrating its second century of losing baseball.


  10. - Oswego Willy - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    A view from above Wrigley, a circle around Wrigley, and around the circle the words, “100 Years, Wrigley Still Has Trophy Space”


  11. - Wensicia - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:17 pm:

    Wait ’til next century!


  12. - Stones - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:18 pm:

    Photo of the entrance to the Men’s Bathroom:
    “Still providing the finest in trough technology!”


  13. - soccermom - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:23 pm:

    A goat wearing a Cubs jersey with the number 100.


  14. - The Captain - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:24 pm:

    They should get the Century Club trophy on loan from Ken Dunkin. But don’t lose it though, I’m sure he’ll need it back real soon.


  15. - ZC - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    I think you need one of those infrared-Obama style images of Wrigley, with DESPAIR below it.


  16. - siriusly - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:25 pm:

    A century of progress, we’ve made the playoffs twelve times!


  17. - CIL Dave - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    Wrigley Field - “House of Heartbreak”


  18. - Ron Burgundy - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:26 pm:

    “Watch for 100se falling bricks.”


  19. - Pink Tomata - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:27 pm:

    “Nice place to visit, but you wouldn’t want to play ball there.”


  20. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:30 pm:

    Two figures, both passed out intoxicated young gents, one in clothing from 1914 one from 2014 with the caption…

    A 100 Years Of Drinking To Forget


  21. - PsyOp - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:33 pm:

    Billy Goat in white stockings, jersey, sunglasses and backwards ball cap standing on his hind legs with one arm around a similarly dressed donkey taking a cell phone self-shot and high-fiving with the ballgame, if you can call it that, going on in the background. Slogan below the graphic reads, “Come for the Big Dawg, Stay for the Mascot Race.”


  22. - Kasich Walker, Jr. - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Logo - Famous Red Sign with “Home of the 1908 World Champions” on the scroll below.


  23. - 47th Ward - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    Losing on the North Side is still more fun than winning on the South Side.

    Chicago Cubs Baseball: Lowering expectations since 1914.

    When the Cubs win, it’s awesome. When they lose, it’s still pretty good.


  24. - RNUG - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:37 pm:

    The New Improved Wrigley … Opening Next Year!


  25. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:41 pm:

    More room in the trophy case than Roland Burris ever had on his monument!


  26. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:42 pm:

    G.O.A.T. stands for Get Out Another Thousand!


  27. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    Do you want goat cheese on those Nachos?


  28. - Small Town Liberal - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:43 pm:

    The answer is clearly a dejected, drunk 29 year old wearing a poor fitting Zambrano jersey from 2002 and puking in the trough during the second inning.


  29. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:44 pm:

    Welcome to the “Friendly Confounds”


  30. - Anonymour - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:50 pm:

    “Anyone can have a bad century!”

    (Jack Brickhouse quote.)


  31. - Mouthy - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:55 pm:

    How about a big blue “W” on a white background with, in smaller blue letters, “rigley”. or same “W” only with “inner”. instead of rigley.


  32. - Endangered Moderate Species - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 12:57 pm:

    Next year is here! Don’t miss it!


  33. - anonymoose - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:01 pm:

    Logo….depends on whether “Squeezy” was ever trademarked. I see a “Squeezy-Snake” hindering the forward progress of the Cubby Bear.

    Any Tea Party Ricketts could even have this logo on a bright yellow “Don’t Tread On Me” background.


  34. - Frank - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:02 pm:

    Wrigley Field: 100 Years of Waiting till Next Year


  35. - Anonymous - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:10 pm:

    Wrigley Field. We’ll put a roof on it the moment we have a banner to hang from it.


  36. - Carl Nyberg - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:11 pm:

    “Wrigley Field: where other teams do great things”

    “Wait until Wood and Prior are healthy!”

    “Wrigley: you’d rather own a condo near our ballpark!”

    “Wrigley: chew don’t choke!”


  37. - walkinfool - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:18 pm:

    Field of Dreams


  38. - Dirty Red - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:22 pm:

    Wrigley Field: Celebrating 100 Years of Selling More Tickets than the White Sox


  39. - Irish - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:25 pm:

    “Come out to the Friendly Confines and watch a Winning Team Play!!!!……Northwestern’s Schedule available at the ticket booth.”


  40. - zatoichi - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:29 pm:

    Wrigley Field - take a piece home, please.


  41. - Quizzical - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:31 pm:

    A yuppie with x’s for eyes urinating money into a trough.


  42. - Irish - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:34 pm:

    “Cubbies and Kitties”


  43. - MrJM - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:40 pm:

    Wrigley Field 100th anniversary logo suggestions?

    Imagine a boot stamping on a human face — forever.

    – MrJM


  44. - Irish - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:46 pm:

    Logo should be a picture of the front of Wrigley Field with the phrase “100 years of trying”.
    On the Marquee it says “Lack of winning gets you the Ricketts.”


  45. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:48 pm:

    A Golden Trough


  46. - VanillaMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:49 pm:

    100sers!


  47. - lake county democrat - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 1:53 pm:

    Appreciate the Game.


  48. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:02 pm:

    Wrigley 100
    You know you are going to be there no matter what..
    We know it to….


  49. - dupage dan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:03 pm:

    Wrigley Field, Historic World Champions called this their home - when the Bears played here!


  50. - Great Caesar's Ghost! - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:07 pm:

    A millstone to commemorate the milestone, with “We Coulda Been A Contender” etched on it.


  51. - Norseman - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:15 pm:

    Logo: A Cubs jacket wearing devil with icicles hanging from his horns, eyebrows and ears standing in front of a snowy Wrigley Field. Tagline: THIS IS THE YEAR.


  52. - Darienite - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:16 pm:

    Our No. 1 fan is in Colorado.


  53. - Knome Sane - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:18 pm:

    N(y)=100

    Translated: “next” times “year” equals 100.


  54. - Knome Sane - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:19 pm:

    Never100 (Never to the 100th power)


  55. - Bakersfield - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:27 pm:

    The logo should definitely be in the shape of a tear.


  56. - railrat - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:35 pm:

    100 years and STILL NO PLACE TO PEE OR PARK !!!


  57. - SAP - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:37 pm:

    Help us win a championship in our new stadium!


  58. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 2:51 pm:

    A hand, with index finger and thumb held in the classic “L” for Loser form, holding a baseball with the Cubs’ “C” and 100 Years” inscriptions.


  59. - ZC - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:25 pm:

    “We’ve got the century. Let’s go for the millennia!”


  60. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:31 pm:

    Wrigley 100 (The Stadium looking good)
    Like You Come For Baseball Anyway…

    Wrigley 100
    (5 different players in era uniforms, all with their heads down, like they just struck out)
    Come To See The Historic Park, stay to see the historic failure…


  61. - OneMan - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:33 pm:

    Ernie Banks in Front of The Field
    Hey, lets lose two…


  62. - Just the Facts - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:35 pm:

    Break out of the Cell - Come see real baseball played . . . by our opponents.


  63. - Skeeter - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:53 pm:

    A woman in a bikini top holding an Old Style wth the logo “In a 100 years, we’ve learned why people go to Wrigley”


  64. - Du Jour - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 3:58 pm:

    http://www.despair.com/consistency.html


  65. - Boone Logan Square - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 4:00 pm:

    Working on another century of failure.


  66. - Skeeter - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 4:12 pm:

    “Per Orders of Ald. Tunney, Logo Not Released Until Rooftop Deck Owners Approve.”


  67. - Skeeter - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 4:14 pm:

    “100 Years of Not Subjecting Fans to Foul-Weathered October Baseball”


  68. - Du Jour - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 4:19 pm:

    Banned for life.


  69. - Nosmo King - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 5:50 pm:

    Wrigley Field: now entering our second losing century


  70. - Just The Way It Is One - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 6:38 pm:

    Wrigley Field at 100…An A+ Century of Memories…and A Dream Aging Gracefully…of the Best Yet to Come.


  71. - yinn - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 6:47 pm:

    I vote for OneMan 12:05.


  72. - Amalia - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 8:22 pm:

    No World Series Won Here

    Cubs last won on the SOUTH side.


  73. - wordslinger - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 9:08 pm:

    Illini just beat Indiana at the buzzer, 74-72.

    Huge win for a chance at the Big Dance.


  74. - Arthur Andersen - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 10:16 pm:

    word, yes!

    Big win and overdue.


  75. - Veil of Ignorance - Thursday, Feb 7, 13 @ 11:21 pm:

    “Still not better than the White Sox”


  76. - mark - Friday, Feb 8, 13 @ 8:06 am:

    how did I miss this-Rich they already have a logo-its a blue flag with a white “L” on it. Happy Birthday Wrigley.


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