The Cubs finally settled with the final rooftop business, Skybox on Waveland. The Cubs are getting around 17% from the rooftop businesses and the rooftop businesses get the right to steal Cubs games. Talk about a strong sense of entitlement. These people make the leeches that run the Tribune Co. look like victims.
I remember being a kid and sneaking down from the 700 level of the Vet to the field-level sections late in ballgames, after they have left the gates unattended. Let's say that I got caught and either was sent back to my original seat or was kicked out of the game. How could I get mad at the team for adhering to their admission policies.
The same goes for the old knothole gangs who would watch games through the nooks and crannies of the fence until shooed away by the police. Let's say that they threatened to sue the home team because they had always watched the game through the fence. In fact, that hole was passed down from their grandparents and who is the team to try to do anything about it?
It's just plain stealing. It would not be so bad if they also didn't try to make a profit on their dumb luck by charging other people for what they steal. That's like stealing cable and then charging the guy in the apartment nextdoor for tapping into your feed.
But they did it and now can legally keep a large chunk of the profits. But look on the bright side: we can all go back to hating the Tribune Co. again.