June 17, 2003

Cubs lose! Cubs lose!: and this time it's in court! Remember when the Dodgers pulled a blitzkrieg into the Wrigley stands a few years ago over a purloined chapeau ? Here's the outcome.

posted by wfrazerjr to baseball at 09:07 AM - 5 comments

Tony Bruno had this guy's lawyer on his show this morning; she said that the Cubs would almost certainly appeal the decision.

posted by mbd1 at 10:24 AM on June 17

Despite having runners on second and third, the Cubs still managed to lose the game 6-5 after the Dodgers cleared out of the stands and returned to the bench. Haha. It has absolutely no bearing on the court case or the incident, but the Chicago writer still decided to get a quick shot in about the futility of the Cubs. That's quality reporting!

posted by grum@work at 10:29 AM on June 17

In the words of the master himself, Tony Bruno: Beautiful. Yeah, I loved the shot also, grum. I also like the way the Sun Times couldn't help but point out that the fella who actually DID steal the hat was, ahem, a Tribune employee.

posted by wfrazerjr at 10:38 AM on June 17

Aren't the Cubs owned by the Tribune? Or some parent company owns both of them?

posted by hootch at 12:04 PM on June 17

You got it, Hootch. The Wrigley family controls all of it, I believe, and the tight-fisted bastards are the main reason the Cubs have sucked all this time. Well, that and a propensity for playing guys like Keith Moreland.

posted by wfrazerjr at 12:07 PM on June 17

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