- The Washington Times - Monday, April 8, 2019

The Chicago Cubs quickly removed a retro sign outside their press box after a Chicago Sun-Times journalist noticed it contained the words, “no women admitted.”  

The Sun-Times’ Madeline Kenney reported the Cubs had installed the sign, which was from 1945, as part of a new art collection of old credentials in the stairway leading up to the press box. 

Kenney posted an image of the sign at 10:56 a.m. and by 12:12 p.m., she reported the Cubs were removing it. 

In an interview, Cubs spokesman Julian Green told the Sun-Times the sign was put up on Sunday. 

Throughout the ballpark as we’ve been renovating it, we have used a number of historical images,” Green said. “Part of what we strive to do as part of this project is obviously illustrate and acknowledge the history while restoring and expanding the ballpark. That particular sign that went up was obviously a throwback to press box, which was formerly known as the press box dining cafeteria was the ‘Pink Poodle.’”

The Cubs replaced it with a photo of a Cubs‘ “Pink Out” night, which honors breast cancer awareness. 

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