August 20, 2004

A Girly Man With Broad Shoulders

There's only one thing that could lead to Mayor Richard M. Daley losing re-election as Mayor of Chicago on this plane of existence, and that is if he continues this fight he has going on with the Tribune Company and orders Wrigley Field shut down:

City officials ordered a new round of inspections at Wrigley Field on Thursday and threatened to block Monday night's game if the team can't prove the ballpark is safe.

Buildings Commissioner Stan Kaderbek said he ordered the review after a reporter noted during an interview Wednesday that some repairs at the ballpark were "shoddy."

"I said that certainly the reports we received from the Cubs don't indicate that," Kaderbek said, but he said he was concerned enough that he ordered new inspections.

Let's be very clear, this isn't about Wrigley Field being unsafe. The Mayor, a White Sox fan by the way, is gonna get his head handed to him if he screws around and causes the Cubs to miss out on the playoffs becuase he can't take a little criticism. It's not like he hasn't done something like this before, ever heard of Meigs Field?

In other news, Greg Maddox won number 301.

Posted by Charles Austin at August 20, 2004 12:04 AM

The Cubs are taking care of missing out on the playoffs themselves without any help from the Mayor.

Posted by: Kevin Murphy at 09:45 AM


Posted by: charles austin at 12:48 PM

Do you even live in Chicago? I tend to doubt it because who exactly is going to beat Mayor Daley. Stop drinking the Cub Kool Aid and think before you write.

Posted by: Huh at 11:23 AM

"Huh" wins Dumbest Comment of the Year! Maybe, "Huh," you should try on some of that "thinking before writing" yourself.

Posted by: Andrea Harris at 09:30 AM

OK Andrea, tell me who is going to beat Mayor Daley in an election? Name one person. There is virtually no Republican party in Chicago (there barely is one on a statewide level--see Alan Keyes running for Senate). There is no Republican opposition and there certainly is no Democratic opposition. Get a clue.

Posted by: Huh at 10:40 AM