Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Hey, Hey, Holy Mackerel

Yesterday the Cubs unveiled a brand new statue honoring Ernie Banks (a.k.a. "Mr. Cub") near the corner of Clark and Addison. It's a very nice statue with one minor flaw...

Need a hint? Look closer...

Way to go Cubs, there is a punctuation error on the Ernie Banks statue. Very ironic seeing as how the team is owned by Tribune Company which also employs hundreds of people who edit for a living. You would think someone would have looked at the three words of copy and noticed that an apostrophe is missing.

Despite the error, Cub fans can at least take heart in the team's intentions. The statue is a well deserved tribute to Ernie Banks. He played his entire career with the Cubs (1953-1971) , was elected into the Baseball Hall of Fame in his first year of eligibility (1977) and was the first Cub ever to have his number retired (1982) .

Hopefully the Baseball Gods will overlook this error... but if the Cubs blow the World Series after jumping out to a three game lead we'll know who to blame (ownership, that would be you).

The Ernie Banks statue in happier times.

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