Gov. Blagojevich weighs in on Wrigley
Friday, Mar 28, 2008
* After returning from spring training in Arizona, Governor Blagojevich talked a little baseball with the press:
He then added that as a Cubs fan, he would he’d love to see Mark Cuban take over the Cubs:
* The governor also said that the stadium is a top tourist attraction. While he says he is concerned that the stadium should stay, he also believes that the state shouldn’t use tax dollars to make it happen.
Blagojevich also said that if there is a deal, the stadium’s name should stay. A spokesperson for the Illinois Sports Authority, which owns and runs the White Sox’s US Cellular Field, says discussions are ongoing.
* Additionally, many Cubs fans are buying a local company’s “Keep It Wrigley” T-shirts to wear to Monday’s home opener.
The “Keep It Wrigley” shirt is the brainchild of Chris Festa, who launched the company five years ago with the shirt “In Dusty We Trusty.” He also designed the popular “(773) For-Ever/I’ll Never Move to Naperville” and “South Side/You Wouldn’t Last A Day Down Here” shirts.
“Keep It Wrigley” is his best-selling sport shirt since “In Dusty We Trusty,” he said. He has shipped the anti-name-change shirts to Cubs fans in North Carolina, Arkansas and Florida.
The Sun-Times is having a contest where they will be giving away 100 “Keep It Wrigley” shirts to the best limerick authors: