You can't hide behind the Mask....
What makes Comiskey Park...I'm sorry "U.S. Cellular", or "the Cell"....a dull venue to catch a game, to spend an evening, or to hang out for a game night, are the amenities that surround the stadium. Because Jerry Reinsdorf has been out of touch of reality for the past three decades, he lost sight of the fact that what makes an event like a ballgame so attractive to fans is the experience.
When he tore down the old Comiskey and several old-time bars within the area and paved half of the surrounding area with cement for his parking revenue, he raped the area of economic development, character, and history.
So, when he complains of lack of revenue, lack of corporate sponsorship, and declining attendance figures to the city, alderman and voters should laugh in the guy's face, he's responsible for outfitting the area in a mask.....The same mask that he wore to disguise himself to the public when he destroyed an area that had development potential.
You can put leather on the seats and put a DVD in the dashboard, but it's still a "Rice Boy" Civic....
Long Live McCuddy's,
P.S. Great article by Hunter Thompson today. He almost got locked up with a phone call to his buddy at the Illinois State Prison.