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Fans want to drag Cubs, Wrigley into 21st century

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Tired of unpredictable weather, narrow walkways and ancient bathrooms at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans Rick Romanelli, right, and Ron Sershon want the Cubs to move to the suburbs.

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The "It" in this sign might be more accurate if it refers to a giant video screen or even a move to the suburbs. But Des Plaines residents Carrie Cappa and her son, Nick, hold out hope the Cubs will win the World Series in Wrigley Field in their lifetimes.

Burt Constable | Staff Photographer

Proclaiming their love for the 20th-century charms of Wrigley Field, fans Sheldon Neumann and Ashley Busker still say they'd welcome modern advances such as a giant TV screen.

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The friendly confines of Wrigley Field hosted baseball for the 100th straight year Monday as the Chicago Cubs welcomed fans for the first home game of the 2013 season. Some fans are willing to let Wrigley go. "Move the team to Rosemont," suggests longtime fan Rick Romanelli of Des Plaines, with a homemade sign calling for the Cubs and the Chicago Bears to accept that suburb's recent wooing attempt.
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    • Tired of unpredictable weather, narrow walkways and ancient bathrooms at Wrigley Field, Cubs fans Rick Romanelli, right, and Ron Sershon want the Cubs to move to the suburbs.
    • The “It” in this sign might be more accurate if it refers to a giant video screen or even a move to the suburbs. But Des Plaines residents Carrie Cappa and her son, Nick, hold out hope the Cubs will win the World Series in Wrigley Field in their lifetimes.
    • Proclaiming their love for the 20th-century charms of Wrigley Field, fans Sheldon Neumann and Ashley Busker still say they’d welcome modern advances such as a giant TV screen.
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