Friday, January 18, 2008

The Signs They Are a'Changin'

Wow. Truly another end of an era. Sad, too, because the new Progressive Field sign is nowhere NEAR as classy as the Jacobs Field sign. More 'lite rock' design school reject rubish.

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At 2:21 AM, Blogger Robert A Vollrath said...

Great blog. Its to bad we live in a country with so little respect for history. Sad to see that the sign was destroyed.

At 6:44 PM, Blogger Rebecca said...

Thank you for your generous compliment! I agree about the whole respect for tradition, especially in light of the "threat" posed to my beloved Wrigley Field -- did you know that it's likely THAT hallowed ballpark's moniker may be up for purchase, too??!?!? Hard as it may be to believe, it's true. These are the times in which we live. I guess it's either roll with it and be a bit ill at ease or live permanently in the past, forever to chafe at the shackles of commercialism.

Frankly, I'm experiencing a combination of the two.

Right now, I wouldn't be as sad about the demise of the old sign (deliberately and professionally dismantled, though some will say 'destroyed') if the new sign were as well designed.

What the news media isn't reporting is that, while Jacobs is a real estate corporation, Dick Jacobs himself paid for the naming rights out of his own pocket, not using his company's clout or cash at all. I thought that was kind of a neat thing, and I'm sorry no one is catching that story.

Anyway, thanks for taking the time to leave a comment!


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