From the left-field corner to the right-field corner, the Wrigley renovation plans call for six LED ribbon boards in addition to the massive video board. “Tradition’’ will now look like a pinball machine, especially with $52 million Edwin Jackson pitching.
Ricketts can talk about tradition all he wants, but it’s crock. Same goes for everyone regarding Wrigley. Same goes for everyone in baseball.
Yankee Stadium is the most famous stadium in baseball history, but the franchise with the greatest tradition built a new one. Ballgame.
I mean, have you looked around the majors?
Baseball games are played with a flagpole sitting on a hill in play in center field.
Baseball games are played on fake grass.
Baseball games are played with a fake player in the American League lineups but not in the National League.
Baseball games are played indoors and at night.
Almost every game is played at night, except in Wrigley, where the tradition-loving owner is negotiating to lose as much of the tradition of day games as possible.
Face it, tradition is convenient and huggable until you can make more money by ruining it.
Talk straight. And send Kenney straight to his room.