'Your papers, please' must never be heard in America
Independent voices from the TWT Communities
Maybe it was race driver Jeff Gordon's shout out to the fans at "Wrigley Stadium." Or Ozzy Osbourne, who decided the lyrics of "Take Me Out to The Ball Game" were not nearly as interesting as the mostly unintelligible words he'd picked out for himself. Or perhaps it was actress Denise Richards, who brought along a little cheat sheet in case she forgot the words.
Even for a team with a record of futility unmatched in professional baseball, this season has been one of the most dismal in Chicago Cubs history.
The Chicago Cubs, one of the most popular and lucrative sports franchises in the United States despite their unmatched record of failure, may be getting financial help to renovate historic Wrigley Field from its cash-strapped city.
"It was a good idea at first," Al Yellon, who runs bleedcubbieblue.com, said of the Cubs' decision to allow celebrities to take over the job the late Harry Caray handled so famously for so many years. "But it turned into a celebrity fest with D-list celebrities."
"They had good players on that team," said Yellon, before rattling off a lineup that included Hall of Famers Ernie Banks, Billy Williams, Ron Santo and Fergie Jenkins, along with solid players such as shortstop Don Kessinger and second baseman Glenn Beckert. "You don't have that now."