Compromise Is The Best View For Cubs, Rooftop Owners

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) I’ve never had much sympathy for the rooftop owners across from Wrigley Field. Even during last Cubs season, when all they had was A View to a Kill.

That’s because when you really boil it down, the rooftops’ business model is no different than someone setting up lawn chairs behind a drive-in movie theater’s back fence and then inviting people to come over to eat, drink and watch the theater’s films.

For a price, of course.

With all that said, however, I do like the rooftops and enjoy everything that they add to the ambiance and vitality of game days Wrigley Field. Wrigleyville wouldn’t be the same without them, and I don’t at all want to see the clubs wither away like so much dead ivy.

So, my hope is that the Chicago Cubs figure out a way to play ball with the rooftop owners.

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