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The Cubs are painting the famous Wrigley Field sign green. For eight days.

May 14, 2014, 2:00 PM EDT

Wrigley Field

The Cubs and one of their sponsors is repainting the famous marquee outside Wrigley Field green today. It’s been red since the 60s, before that it was blue and yes, for a couple of years after it was first installed, the sign was green. So this is a historical thing:

Benjamin Moore painters and the team chipped away the paint in the upper left corner of the sign — digging through the purple that was used for the Northwestern-Illinois football game in 2010 and a layer of blue before finding the original dark green . . . Scraping away paint on the white stripes and lettering on the sign revealed an original gold color, which will be painted on today as well.

That’s kinda cool, and there are pictures of the details mentioned at the linked article. There is also this:


 The marquee will remain green and gold until May 22, when it will be re-painted red.

As someone who has repainted most of the rooms of his house in the past year, I have to say the idea of painting anything and then going back and repainting a mere eight days later would make me want to cry.


  1. proudlycanadian - May 14, 2014 at 2:07 PM

    Going green is politically correct; so Cubs fans should not see red.

  2. strangebrew22 - May 14, 2014 at 2:08 PM

    Green and gold, eh? I wonder what the Bears fans think about that.

  3. ochospantalones - May 14, 2014 at 2:25 PM

    Clearly this whole thing is intended as an homage to Chicago native Don “Magic” Juan:

    “Green is for the Money, Gold is for the Honeys”

  4. pbastille - May 14, 2014 at 4:27 PM

    I didn’t realize you could paint cinder block, Craig.

  5. nothanksimdriving123 - May 14, 2014 at 5:39 PM

    Hey Craig, when you offer a link to an off-site story, please tell us who we are being linked to. Many sites meter our clicks and we cheapskates need to know if it is a site we might be nearing our capacities on. Thanks.

    • kalinedrive - May 15, 2014 at 12:14 PM

      “Many sites meter our clicks and we cheapskates need to know if it is a site we might be nearing our capacities on.”

      I have never heard of this. How many sites have a limit on clicks? Is it actually “many” and I’ve never seen it in many years of using the Internet, or is it actually “few” and they happen to be ones that you use? Also, if you are concerned about this, when you hover over a link you can usually see where it is going to take you, since it’s kind of a security issue and people shouldn’t go clicking links willy-nilly without knowing where they are going. I have WebSense at work and so I try to look at links before I click them to hopefully make an educated guess as to whether or not the content may be blocked.

    • scruffmagee - May 15, 2014 at 2:23 PM

      Hover over the link and then look at the bottom of your browser.

  6. tbutler704 - May 14, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Cubs should tear that old raggedy ass stadium down.

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