Tuesday, September 23, 2008
So if you are/were a Cubs/White Sox fan that was either watching Playoff games this October at a Wrigley/Cell-area bar, or heading to one after you attended the game, what is the worst news that I could pass along to you? (Think about it for a second and then move onto the next paragraph)
Chicago's Mayor, Richard Daley, is seriously asking that bars near both parks cut of alcohol sales after the 7th inning of series-clinching games during these upcoming Playoffs. No, not at the ballpark like they've always done....at EVERY surrounding bar as well. Via Chicago Breaking News....
Mayor Richard Daley said today the city will ask bars near Chicago's baseball stadiums to voluntarily cut off alcohol sales after the seventh inning of home games where the Cubs or White Sox could clinch a playoff series.Ummm....no. That's not common sense actually. The only thing this plan will accomplish will either be, a riot, or assuring that your ass isn't going to get re-elected. If people want to drink, or continue to drink, they're going to find a way. Pissing off business owners, and Baseball fans, by doing this seems like a very bad idea if you ask me, but I'm not paid to make decisions like this. Thank god because I would probably try and make booze free or something, which could ultimately have the same effect.
While other city officials cautioned that they had yet to discuss the plan with bar owners, the mayor said it was a no-brainer.
"What we're asking is common sense. You can drink as much beer for seven innings as you want," Daley said. "Give me a break. This is common sense, that's all it is. We're asking for the cooperation of everyone."
Asked what he would tell business owners who fear a loss of business, Daley replied, "I'll have somebody buy their place tomorrow ... If you've been drinking for five hours and you're laying on the floor, don't give that person another beer.
"I mean, give me a break ... It's not going to cost them any business. They made enough money all year, I'm sorry. We're just talking about common sense."
Ballpark area bars could go dry after 7th (Chicago Breaking News)