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Friday, Apr 4, 2014

* Oswego Willy won’t be commenting much today because he’s at opening day. He sent over a photo…

I told him to watch out for falling concrete.

- Posted by Rich Miller        


66 Comments
  1. - Old Shepherd - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:50 am:

    The sign should probably say, “Enduring 100 years” or “Wait til’ year 101″.


  2. - LBJ - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:51 am:

    CELEBRATING(?) 100 years OF WHAT?! It must be a typo.


  3. - Birdseed - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    Sage advice: Don’t wear sandals to the restroom.


  4. - WhoKnew - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:54 am:

    HOPE SPRINGS ETERNAL!!

    I admire the faithfull!

    I still wonder why!


  5. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:55 am:

    “Hard hats, 3 for $25, 1 for $10″


  6. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:57 am:

    To paraphrase Delta Tau Chi’s President Hoover in Animal House, the Cubs “have a long tradition of existence” to its fans…


  7. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:57 am:

    “Celebrating 100 Years” kind of begs the question:

    – eight Bears NFL championships at Wrigley?

    – five Cubs NL Pennants at Wrigley?

    Something seems to be missing from the “celebration.” Can’t think of what it is, lol.


  8. - Cubs - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:58 am:

    Next year has to arrive sometime! (Hopefully soon !!!)


  9. - Rich Miller - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    “Celebrating 100 years of waiting for next year.”


  10. - Archiesmom - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    Falling concrete? How about falling rain?


  11. - 47th Ward - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 11:59 am:

    Let’s play 200.


  12. - Grandson of Man - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:00 pm:

    “Chicago Cubs: Celebrating 100 Years of Failure”

    My significant other gets second row box seat tickets occasionally from her boss, so she twists my arm–I mean gently asks me–to go to Cubs games. Every time we go, they lose. Last year, we went to a game in which they were winning. We left a bit early, but they lost the game in extra innings. I was very satisfied at that, because I got another authentic Cubs choke experience.


  13. - No Buddies - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    Where dreams go to die.


  14. - PERPLEXED - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:01 pm:

    You gotta give them credit…but there is only one Chicago baseball team, and they reside on the south side! Remember, they are the ones with the “RING”!


  15. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:02 pm:

    “Wrigley Field: Home of the Cubs (and the world’s largest depression support group)”


  16. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:06 pm:

    It will be interesting to see what the Cubs draw on Saturday and Sunday.

    After selling out the opener, Sox had 10,600 on Wednesday and 11,000 yesterday. Woof. The wide shots of entire empty sections was painful to see.

    Sox should always start with a road trip in hopes of getting some decent weather later in the month.


  17. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:08 pm:

    “Remember Cubs fans, any boulder that falls on you, you can keep as a souvenir …”


  18. - Bill White - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:10 pm:

    Coming soon:

    http://www.gallagher.com/blog/images/Wrigley_Field_Congrats_to_Sox.jpg


  19. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:11 pm:

    Kinda has a “Willard Scott congratulating someone on not being dead, brought to you by Smuckers” feel to it, doesn’t it?


  20. - Darienite - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:13 pm:

    Hey OW, what does the date under ‘Eamus Catuli’ read this year?


  21. - Hit or Miss - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:13 pm:

    “Celebrating 100 Years” is scheduled to be replaced tomorrow by “Wait Until Next Year”.


  22. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:14 pm:

    Willie, if you see Tom Ricketts with a cup out, keep your hands in your pocket.

    He’s looking for help on the ballpark. I don’t think the Ricketts knew what they were getting into with Wrigley.


  23. - Goonhammer - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    So…how many beers are you in now? I know that’s the key to getting through a game ;)


  24. - Responsa - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    ==After selling out the opener, Sox had 10,600 on Wednesday and 11,000 yesterday. Woof. The wide shots of entire empty sections was painful to see.==

    Yeah, but don’t forget that some of us were there but toastily watching from the Stadium Club or from the breezy but marginally warmer than seats concourse. Both were packed. It was a great game.


  25. - Jake From Elwood - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:20 pm:

    “The wrecking ball is about 30 years late”


  26. - LBJ - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:21 pm:

    Hey everybody, take it easy on the Cubs. They’re kind cute when they try to play baseball. It’s like going to a little league game - you just can’t get too mad at them.


  27. - Goonhammer - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:22 pm:

    =”toastily watching from the Stadium Club or from the breezy but marginally warmer than seats concourse”=

    You aren’t toasty till you are at Bacardi in the Park, my friend. ;)


  28. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:23 pm:

    Responsa, you really can’t spin 27% of capacity.


  29. - OneMan - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:24 pm:

    AP — An unknown fan was removed from the game after the Cubs went down 8-0 in the first yelling…

    This is Bruce Rauners fault….


  30. - Chavez-respecting Obamist - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:24 pm:

    100 years ago this was a Federal League Park!


  31. - No Buddies - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:26 pm:

    The House That Woo Woo Annoyed Everyone In


  32. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    The Mistake By the Junior Lake


  33. - Commonsense in Illinois - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:30 pm:

    We’re gonna win it all this year….yep 162-0…you just wait and see!

    Okay, I’ll take my medicine now…


  34. - Ron Burgundy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:34 pm:

    You know it’s been a bad 100 years or so when Emilio Bonifacio just got voted on the All Century Team…


  35. - a drop in - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:36 pm:

    2014 - Cubs undefeated…………..in regulation.


  36. - Mason born - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:39 pm:

    “Celebrating 100 years of saving October for Football.”


  37. - Wensicia - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:41 pm:

    Celebrating a hundred reasons why continued failure is almost inevitable. Go Cubs!


  38. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    ===Hey OW, what does the date under ‘Eamus Catuli’ read this year?===

    It reads, “Wow, it’s been a long time!”

    ===Willie, if you see Tom Ricketts with a cup out, keep your hands in your pocket.

    He’s looking for help on the ballpark. I don’t think the Ricketts knew what they were getting into with Wrigley.===

    Exactly. You buy a ‘73 Nova, it’s still a ‘73 Nova.


  39. - Mason born - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:42 pm:

    “Celebrating 100 years of being the team everyone else compares themselves too.” As in this year sucked but at least we did better than the Cubs.

    Have fun Willy.


  40. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:45 pm:

    Willy has to be there to cheer on his Flubs. He’s got some Cannoli on the line.

    To the post, “Celebrating 100 Years of Irrelevance. The Chicago Cubs and The Illinois Republican Party.”


  41. - x ace - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 12:55 pm:

    Next Year is Here

    Ernie , Billy , and Fergie

    Let’s Play Three


  42. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:01 pm:

    - AA -, I still have faith, but should have asked for 20 games!

    They just announced Ryno. Nice hand.

    - OneMan -, I am hoping Rauner will bail me out. I’ll even hold my breath…


  43. - MrJM - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:09 pm:

    Narrowly edging out the state capitol, the most perennially frustrating home of disappointment in Illinois.

    – MrJM

    – MrJM


  44. - A guy... - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:11 pm:

    Check those ticket stubs for indemnification information.


  45. - A guy... - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:13 pm:

    Free Beers on Willie…cause he’s just that kind of a guy. Just look for the guy ignoring the game and punching misspelled words into his Iphone. Oops, that only narrows it down to 34,000 people there.


  46. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Hguij ohfegkg drhrth hrujhjkg

    Dope!


  47. - CD - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:27 pm:

    The legislature has a century club and this celebration of Wrigley seems to fit right in. Maybe the ILGA could vote down a Cubs resolution by 100 votes?


  48. - A guy... - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:31 pm:

    ==== Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:22 pm:

    Hguij ohfegkg drhrth hrujhjkg

    Dope!====

    Pace yourself dude, it’s early.


  49. - Anonymous - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:38 pm:

    How were the security checks OW?
    To the post: celebrating 100 years of fans who always show up and never give up. Go Cubbies!


  50. - Upon Further Review - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:43 pm:

    It has been a long trial, but exactly when did winning the World Series become the single measure of success in MLB? When both the Cubs and Sox won their first pennants, there was no World Series. I could stomach winning a pennant or playing in the postseason, which, by the way, the Cubs have done several times. An artificial playoff system was created to cover divisional play and there are several Cubs teams that would have won the National League pennant under the old rules when the regular season decided the pennant, not the playoff system which is really like more like the College World Series or the NHL playoffs. The best regular season team no longer wins out any longer.


  51. - Casual Observer - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:44 pm:

    The above post was me, Go Cubbies!


  52. - Mason born - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 1:50 pm:

    Further Review

    I see so the Cubs failure to take a pennant is a Vast Cardinal Conspiracy? Just kidding.

    I hope you enjoy the season and good luck.


  53. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 2:14 pm:

    Can’t say I wish I was at Wrigley. Looks miserable.

    I’ve endured hundreds of bad-weather games for my kids. I’ll do that. But paying top dollar to freeze on the lake — those days are over.


  54. - Reformed Public Servant - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 2:23 pm:

    FOR SALE.


  55. - ??? - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 2:51 pm:

    “Celebrating 100 years of peace on the streets of Wrigleyville. No World Series win-related riots here. No sir-ee.”


  56. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 2:54 pm:

    - wordslinger -

    Price was right, sheltered from the wind.

    Emaus Catuli - AC0467104…


  57. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 2:56 pm:

    Toni Preckwinkle does not look happy down in the box seats with some of the Ricketts clan.

    You’ve been seen on TV. Feel free to go home anytime now, lol.


  58. - Todd - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:14 pm:

    Dear Willy,

    No Hell did not freze over this winter, It was just a joke.

    Sincerely,

    God

    P.S. Go White Sox


  59. - wordslinger - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:25 pm:

    Kind of strange seeing Ryno in Phillie red over in the other dugout.

    But when you can land legends like Mike Quade, Dale Sveum and Rick Renteria, why take a chance?


  60. - Stones - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:29 pm:

    Roses are red
    Violets are great
    The Cubs have sucked
    Since 1908

    (Sorry Cub fans - couldn’t resist)


  61. - Oswego Willy - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:39 pm:

    Ernie, Billy, Fergie…

    Pretty good trio.

    Ouch, - Todd -….lol


  62. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:45 pm:

    word, I figured that Tobi was worried they were gonna put the arm on her for some dough.


  63. - Just The Way It Is One - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 3:58 pm:

    Have fun, Willy, (as well as all of the other Die Hards freezin’ their rears off out there today!), and once the Brewskis no longer have the intended effect, to help get you through this Raw day peakin’ around 40ish out there, tryin’ some of their hot cocoa might not be such a bad idea–particularly if that 2 run Cubs’ DEFicit now in the 8th keeps up…! (Ouch)!

    Yet, they DO have an Overall Winning Record for Home Openers over these many years, so, keep the Faith, and “Go Cubs Go…!”


  64. - Knome Sane - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 4:12 pm:

    Q: What do the Chicago Cubs and Texas Rangers have in common?

    A: Neither team won a World Series in their new stadium.


  65. - Mokenavince - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 4:29 pm:

    Thing’s will start look up for the Cubs in 2078, by that time the park will fall under it own weight.

    All kidding aside they will still stink.


  66. - Arthur Andersen - Friday, Apr 4, 14 @ 5:33 pm:

    “No, Mr. Willy, we don’t give refunds. Hope you enjoyed the game!”


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