According to AOL.com's PostmanE, new Tribune Company/Cubs owner Sam Zell is considering selling the naming rights to Wrigley Field.
Writes PostmanE, "he's dropping knowledge on his plans for the sale of the Cubs, including one interesting caveat: Wrigley Field's naming rights will be up for grabs..."
The article goes on to recklessly speculate that Portillos Hot Dogs might pony up the cash to have their name attacked to our beloved park, but then also mentions that a national corporation would be more likely.
This reopens a number of debate topics. I seem to recall many posters on this website decrying the new advertising signage in the outfield. Will a renamed stadium cause you to avoid more games? Will you boycott whoever purchases the naming rights?
Is advertising inside the ballpark and even a stadium name change something you'd be willing to give up for more payroll?
Considering previous online discussions and Postman E's comment that, "The bleacher bums embrace the history of Wrigley even as the stadium crumbles down around them," does this hasten the day a wrecking ball is taken to Wrigley and the Cubs play in a new ballpark?
The article in reference can be found at: http://sports.aol.com/fanhouse/2007/12/21/welcome-to-wrigley-field-at-portillos-park/?ncid=NWS000100 00000001