The Fan Man | Letters | Chicago Reader

News & Politics » Letters

The Fan Man


Sign up for our newsletters Subscribe


To the editors:

I would like to suggest that out of respect to the late Bill Veeck, Alan Boomer cease his practice of referring to the current Sox mallpark as "Bill Veeck Stadium" and "the Veeck" [Sports Section, October 8].

Bill Veeck was a real fan's owner, with a real love of life and people. It's hard to imagine him being pleased at the thought of connecting his name to the stadium, with its exclusive club for season ticket holders, its two tiers of corporate seats, and its foundation in clout and blackmail. More likely, old Will is spinning in his grave at the idea.

Comiskey Park is appropriately named now, after the man whose greed has helped curse the franchise since 1919.

Harlan Terson

N. Wayne

Support Independent Chicago Journalism: Join the Reader Revolution

We speak Chicago to Chicagoans, but we couldn’t do it without your help. Every dollar you give helps us continue to explore and report on the diverse happenings of our city. Our reporters scour Chicago in search of what’s new, what’s now, and what’s next. Stay connected to our city’s pulse by joining the Reader Revolution.

Are you in?

  Reader Revolutionary $35/month →  
  Rabble Rouser $25/month →  
  Reader Radical $15/month →  
  Reader Rebel  $5/month  → 

Not ready to commit? Send us what you can!

 One-time donation  →