Did you read they're gonna make Wrigley Field safer with the net behind home plate being "extended to the inside edge of each dugout, high enough to protect seats that are 70 feet away from the action."
Of course I don't think that's going far enough.
Think of all the power in that new Cubs' lineup.
What about people innocently walking down Kenmore?
Shouldn't they be reminded that Kris Bryant might be batting at that very moment?
Or people sunning at Montrose Beach?
They should have all home games on loudspeakers so you'll know.
"Honey, can you put some sunblock on my back, please. And Anthony Rizzo is up so look west."
Or driving on Lake Shore.
There should be signs on that road, don't you think?
Okay, enough joking.
I'm glad they're doing that with the netting.
I never want to see anybody getting creamed with a ball to the temple.
And on an even more serious note, they're going to "install metal detectors at each entrance."
I'm guessing here, but "install" to me means a thing you walk through and not a security guard with one of those wands.
Maybe it'll be more like an airport?
Take stuff out of your pockets first?
I don't know, but I'd plan on getting to the park earlier - that's going to add tons of time getting in.
Not to mention... there's got to be a money angle, right? A couple pop up stores so you can shop or grab a hot dog while waiting in line?
They're also proposing that Clark and Addison be shut down during games as a terrorist deterrent in reaction to the attacks in Paris.
That's kind of surreal, but I imagine stuff like that will be happening everywhere.
Times have changed, man.
It's getting closer every day.