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  • Festivities lined up for Wrigley's centennial bash

    04/18/2014 1:34:13 PM PDT · by Scoutmaster · 9 replies
    MLB.com ^ | April 16, 2014 | Carrie Muskat
    Ballpark's 100th birthday to feature special guests, throwback jerseys and more CHICAGO -- You can party with Ernie Banks, Gale Sayers, Dutchie Caray and members of the Weeghman family at Wrigley Field's 100th birthday party next week. The ballpark will celebrate its 100th birthday on April 23, when the Cubs play host to the D-backs a century after the Chicago Federals opened then Weeghman Park against the Kansas City Packers. The 100th birthday game headlines the first of 10 decade-themed homestands celebrating 100 years of Wrigley Field. Tickets for the April 23 game are still available at cubs.com/tickets. Major League...
  • Goat's head delivered to Wrigley Field

    04/11/2013 4:25:21 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 5 replies
    AP via WPXI ^ | April 10, 2013
    CHICAGO -- Goats that previously appeared at Chicago's Wrigley Field were alive and kicking. But not Wednesday, when a goat's head was left in a box outside the home of the Cubs. The box was addressed to team chairman Tom Ricketts. Ricketts is currently in negotiations with city officials and neighborhood business people about the $300 million renovation of Wrigley Field.
  • FBI: Man plotted to bomb Wrigleyville night spots

    09/20/2010 1:55:29 PM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 57 replies
    ChicagoBreakingNews.com ^ | 9/20/10 | Staff Report
    A 22-year-old Chicago man was arrested over the weekend for plotting to carry out a bombing outside a strip of crowded Wrigleyville night spots, according to the FBI. They also alleged that Sami Samir Hassoun, of the 4700 block of North Kedzie Avenue, had previously discussed a number of violent plots in Chicago, including a biological attack on the city, poisoning Lake Michigan, attacking police officers, bombing the Willis Tower and assassinating Mayor Richard Daley. But he is only charged with attempted use of a weapon of mass destruction and attempted use of an explosive device in connection with the...
  • Possible plea deal for Wrigley bomb suspect

    09/01/2011 2:52:32 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 6 replies
    AP ^ | September 1, 2011
    Federal prosecutors say they have discussed a possible plea deal for a Lebanese immigrant accused of placing a backpack he thought contained a bomb near Wrigley Field last year. Prosecutors didn't elaborate when they told Judge Robert Gettleman at a Thursday status hearing in Chicago that they've been talking to defense lawyers about resolving the case before it gets to trial.
  • 3 wounded in Wrigleyville shooting

    11/10/2010 7:58:23 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | November 10, 2010 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    A fight at a nightclub may have led to the shooting of three men this morning near Wrigley Field. The fight broke out about 11:30 p.m. at the Wild Hare, 3530 N. Clark Street, and left a 24-year-old man with injuries, said Police News Affairs Officer Robert Perez. The man was taken to Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center with cuts or a stab wound to his hand. The man, who was listed in good condition, also was hit in the head with a blunt object, Perez said. About an hour later, officers and paramedics responded to the 1100 block of...
  • Houston Astros vs Chicago Cubs at Wrigley Field 1:20 pm

    04/18/2010 7:42:27 AM PDT · by Patriot1259 · 1 replies · 149+ views
    TheCypressTimes.com ^ | 04/18/2010 | Staff
    WINDY CITY: The Astros conclude a six-game road trip with the final game of a three-game series in Chicago today at 1:20 p.m...LHP Wandy Rodriguez will make his 3rd start of the season against RHP Ryan Dempster and the Cubs. WINNER, WINNER, CUBBIE DINNER: Houston improved to 2-9 this season with a 4-3 win over Chicago yesterday...RHP Roy Oswalt earned his first win of the season after tossing 7.0 scoreless innings with six strikeouts...with the win, Oswalt moves into sole possession of 2nd place on the Astros all-time wins list with 138...JR Towles went 3x4 with two RBI and his...
  • Tribune Sells Cubs, Wrigley To Ricketts Family (Holy Cow!)

    08/21/2009 4:52:29 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies · 446+ views
    WCBSTV.COM ^ | 21 AUGUST 2009 | WCBSTV.COM
    Transaction Still Needs Court, MLB Approval CHICAGO (CBS) ― It's dragged on longer than the Brett Favre "I'm retired, I'm not retired" saga, but the Chicago Tribune reported Friday that its parent company's sale of the Cubs has been finalized, according to CBS station WBBM-TV in Chicag. The paper says the Ricketts family will shell out about $900 million for the team, Wrigley Field, and a 25 percent share in Comcast SportsNet Chicago. "Our family is thrilled to have reached an agreement to acquire a controlling interest in the Chicago Cubs, one of the most storied franchises in sports," said...
  • Report: Jackson backers sought cash for Ill. gov.

    12/12/2008 6:25:53 AM PST · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 58 replies · 3,397+ views
    Yahoo.News ^ | December 12, 2008 | YahooNews
    ABC News CHICAGO – Businessmen with ties to both Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson discussed raising $1 million for Blagojevich to help persuade him to appoint Jackson to President-elect Barack Obama's vacant Senate seat, according to a published report. Citing unnamed sources, the Chicago Tribune reports in a story for Friday's editions that businessman Raghuveer Nayak and Blagojevich aide Rajinder Bedi told attendees at an Oct. 31 meeting that they needed to raise the money for the governor to ensure Jackson's appointment. "Raghu said he needed to raise a million for Rod to make sure Jesse...
  • Details Of Complaint Against Blagojevich

    12/09/2008 7:10:49 AM PST · by iowamark · 195 replies · 10,039+ views
    CBS2Chicago ^ | 12/09/2008 | U.S. Attorney's Office
    CHICAGO (CBS) ― Full release from U.S. Attorney's Office: Illinois Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich and his Chief of Staff, John Harris, were arrested today by FBI agents on federal corruption charges alleging that they and others are engaging in ongoing criminal activity: conspiring to obtain personal financial benefits for Blagojevich by leveraging his sole authority to appoint a United States Senator; threatening to withhold substantial state assistance to the Tribune Company in connection with the sale of Wrigley Field to induce the firing of Chicago Tribune editorial board members sharply critical of Blagojevich; and to obtain campaign contributions in exchange...
  • Cuban High Bidder for Cubs: Could America’s Team Go To An Anti-American?

    08/07/2008 8:28:23 AM PDT · by Daniel T. Zanoza · 18 replies · 190+ views
    RFFM.org ^ | August 7, 2008 | Dan Gura
    Mark Cuban’s Funding of Movies Criticizing U.S. Armed Forces Make Cuban a Poor Suitor for Chicago Cubs On April 2nd, 2007 the Tribune Company announced their intention to sell the Chicago Cubs baseball team following the 2007 season. This decision was made because shareholders compelled the newspaper (TRB: NYSE) to market itself for sale as well as divest certain component parts--including their baseball team. Like any smart seller in a buyer's market, they spruced up the old ballpark (the second oldest in the major leagues) to make it more saleable. The long overdue rebuilding of the playing surface at Wrigley...
  • Three Hospitalized After Fight Near Wrigley Field

    05/24/2005 1:14:38 AM PDT · by kingattax · 10 replies · 508+ views
    CHICAGO (AP) Authorities say three people, including an off-duty Chicago Police officer, were hospitalized after a brawl near Wrigley Field following yesterday's Chicago White Sox-Chicago Cubs game. Police say the fight near Addison Avenue and Clark Street started when someone became angry at the officer for wearing a Boston Red Sox jersey as he worked at a concession stand. They say the officer then showed his badge, and a shoving match and a fight began. Officers say they arrested three people in the fracas, including one who had to be subdued with a Taser stun gun. All three of the...
  • Final Score: Cubs 6, Marlins 9 [Live Thread, NLCS Game 7]

    10/15/2003 1:00:32 PM PDT · by section9 · 1,546 replies · 596+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | October 15, 2003 | Section9
    Post responses on this thread. Do or die for the Marlins. Break the Curse and Go to the Series or sink into ignominy for yet another year for the Cubbies. Which will it be? Quien es mas macho? Remember, Obey the Billygoat..... Be Seeing You, Chris
  • Cubs 3, Marlins 8, Final score (Going to Game 7) ~~ LIVE THREAD

    10/14/2003 4:35:38 PM PDT · by Dog · 1,267 replies · 5,552+ views
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  • GOD SMILES ON WRIGLEY FIELD. Cubs Win NL Central Division!

    09/27/2003 4:11:13 PM PDT · by Davea · 208 replies · 527+ views
    GO CUBS!!!!!! http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/boxscore?gid=230927316
  • A roof with a view: Rooftop seats are part of Wrigley Field's ambience and a $7 million business

    05/16/2002 10:10:59 AM PDT · by Caleb1411 · 4 replies · 612+ views
    St. Paul Pioneer Press ^ | 5/15 | Bruce Blythe
    Jim Manderschied's most recent baseball game at the Chicago Cubs' Wrigley Field cost him $80 and put him 400 feet from home plate, outside the park, on a drizzly, 50-degree Saturday afternoon in April. The arrangement worked fine for Manderschied, who with 40 friends drove four hours from Cincinnati for baseball viewed from one of the three-story rooftops next to 88-year-old Wrigley Field. "When you think of Wrigley, you think of the rooftops," said the 27-year-old Manderschied, whose group rented one across the street from left field for a game against his hometown Cincinnati Reds. The 11 rooftops across from...