Thursday, September 25, 2008

Shut up and let us Drink our Beer!


Honestly, I would appreciate it if you would enlighten me as to what in the name of Pinella you are thinking. Let's stop the sale of alcohol from the end of the seventh inning until the end of the game at bars around the stadium. Why? What what will this accomplish?

If you want to stop alcohol related incidents, banning the sale of alcohol for an hour won't win the day. You'll succeed in doing a few things:

  1. Pissing people off.
  2. Being an asshole.
  3. Hurting business around Wrigley
  4. Creating a shitstorm right after the game when thousands of people are all trying to buy a drink at once. Think about that one.
  5. Did I mention being an asshole?

There you go. That is what is accomplished. You'll fail at the following:

  1. Life.
  2. Stopping people from getting drunk.
  3. Avoiding alcohol related incidents.

Is this even a legal move? I guess that is a question for another time. I always thought the seventh inning last call was to help people sober up before they piled out of the stadium and drove home. Crack down on drunk driving, put some extra cops on the street; these are sensible solutions that may have the added benefit of you know, working.

I realize it is only for clinching games, but it's the principle of the matter. Plus, what the hell are you doing trying to jinx the Cubs, planning for clinching games in the playoffs. Now that you've opened that door though, what if the Cubs are in a clinching game five of a series and down 11-2 in the seventh? Do we really have to go without a cold drink to help us through the end?

So here's to you Daley! We all raise our warm beers that we had to stock up on in the seventh inning to you.

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