Zell said Tuesday he won't hesitate to sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field -- even if baseball purists don't like the idea. Hey Cub fans, what would you think of Viagra Field, Pizza Hut Park, Nextel Stadium, or The Target Park at Wrigley Field??? All these could be possibilities if Sam Zell does what he wants to do and that is sell the naming rights to Wrigley Field to the highest bidder.
While I understand money is an issue and runs the world, but how many of us would change the name of the Mount Rushmore to "Verizon Point" or change the name of the Grand Canyon to "Jeep Rock." What Zell is doing is basically that to Wrigley Field. Wrigley Field is the 2nd oldest ballpark in the majors and is a historic landmark. This beautiful place has been the home of Babes' "called shot", green ivy, bleacher bums, and the best fans in baseball. All Zell sees is dollar signs and forgets where he comes from. By selling the naming rights he is signing his way quickly out of Chicago. If he thinks he can do this without repercussions then he is mistaken, he must forget how much this field's name means to devoted baseball fans. If the name of Wrigley gets changed, Hell will have a new ruler because only an evil person( Sam Zell) would scar this sacred place with a bogus corporate name like the one's listed above.
Although Wrigley Field will always be Wrigley Field to me changing the name does not make it right. The only way the sell of the naming rights works for me is if the company or people that buy the rights keep it as Wrigley Field( which is unlikely). Is your financial gain worth wrecking almost 100 years of history of it being Wrigley Field??? I don't think so!!!!!
Sam if you go through with this you are truly an evil man and it is embarrassing to be the same species as you. You basically pissing on Cubs fans, spitting on Harry Caray grave, and sh*tting on baseball. I hope your happy with becoming the most hated man in Chicago, because your well on your way!
Calling Wrigley Field anything but Wrigley Field would be an unbelievable disaster!