There are a billion throwaway, stupid, time-wasting stories about "baseball" in the off-season, and certainly this is one.
But isn't this one weird?
They're painting the iconic Wrigley Field sign purple to promote a Northwestern college football game.
Well, is it all in good fun?
Is it working as a promotion?
Hell, I'm writing about it. Certainly once the game is televised Wrigley Field will be prominently displayed on Sports Center, maybe as a lead-in to a story about how the Cubs First Family is trying to finance the Wrigley Wrenovation (so if you're Tom Ricketts, you're right now trying desperately to convert that story from it's current gobbley-gook into language that's easy to understand and clearly beneficial to the Cubs, Chicago, MLB, and the country).
PInk is used to great benefit, importantly helping make us all aware of breast cancer.
You can buy any color Cub hat you want, we spent all summer with a giant noodle, a whole river is dyed green to celebrate St. Patrick's Day here, I guess this purple sign is to be expected. Even normal.
I'm sure Northwestern fans are excited, even proud.
But as a Cub Fan, I kinda feel like I got mustard all over my "Left Field Sucks" t-shirt.