The Cubs, looking for sponsorship opportunities, are working on an agreement with Toyota in which a giant logo for the Japanese carmaker would be erected behind the left-field bleachers at Wrigley Field.
Yes, you read that correctly. And no, today is March 17, not April 1st. I’m guessing now’s a good time to try to make deals with Toyota ;-D
For me, this may be the last straw. Now that I can only follow games on the radio, I’ll be catching very few Cubs games, but lots of Twins games. Part of me will always be a Cubs fan, but it may be time for a few years off (like until Lou and Soriano are both gone). I guess this means I’ll have to start working on a new set of header photos for this blog. Not sure whether to do a “Logorama”-style version of Wrigley, or just defect to the Twins (though I’m sure there are plenty of Target bullseyes in the new stadium). (BTW, if you haven’t seen the Oscar-winning Logorama, do check it out. You can see it here. Not the best of the Animated Shorts (IMHO), but still worth seeing. )