The Michigan Daily - Tuesday, March 26, 1985-- Page 11
Judge pulls plug on 'night lights'
CHICAGO (AP) - There will be joy
in Wrigleyville, the mighty Cubs have
' "Yes, you're out. O-U-T. The Cubs
.are out," Circuit Judge Richard Curry
said Monday in upholding state and city
laws that effectively ban night baseball
at Wrigley Field, America's only
major-league ballpark without lights.
CURRY'S RULING came in response
to a suit filed by the Cubs in December
seeking to have those laws declared un
The judge's ruling interspersed lyrics
'rom the song "Take Me Out To The
Ballgame" and concluded on a light
yhearted note: "Justice is a southpaw
and the Cubs just don't hit lefties!"
But it looks like this cutest will go in
to extra innings: The Cubs' attorney:
filed a notice of appeal with the Illinoi:
GENERAL MANAGER Dallas Greer
said in Mesa, Ariz., where the Cubs are
in spring training, that he was "very
very disappointed" with the ruling.
While he made no reference t<
_ rumors that the Cubs would move fron
Wrigley Field if they couldn't get lights
he said, "We consider this very, very
"It means peace and tranquility" foi
the community, said Alderman Ber
nard Hansen, whose ward includes par
of the area around the 71-year-olh
MANY RESIDENTS argued nigh
= pgames would exacerbate existing
troubles like litter, noise, traffic and a
shortage of parking spaces.
"No one can seriously suggest... tha
the influx of 37,000 visitors into
residential community at night is no
quantitively different than those same
numbers during the. daylight hours,'
Curry said in a 64-page ruling.
The judge said the Cubs offered no
'correlation between daytime
television and nighttime television
A LETTER FROM Peter Ueberroth,
baseball commissioner, to the Cubs last
December figured prominently in the
In that . letter, Ueberroth said
baseball would take "drastic action"
unless the team resolved the problem of
night baseball at Wrigley Field.
Ueberroth's letter did not specify
lights as the only solution, but noted
television revenue lost because night
games cannot be played at Wrigley
could result in the Cubs' future home
playoff dates being shifted elsewhere.
The state law subjects stadiums to
strict noise pollution standards 'that are
monitored by the Illinois Pollution Con-
trol Board. Chicago's two other large
stadiums are exempt because both held
night contests before the law was
The city ordinance prohibits
professional sporting contests between
the hours of 8 p.m. and 8 a.m. in open
stadiums containing more than 15,000
seats that are located within 500 feet of
100 or more dwellings.
t Associated Press
e Steve Wingis looks to the sun in Chicago after a circuit judge decided that it will be the only light that the Cubs will play
under. The judge's decision upholds state and city laws effectively banning night games at Wrigley Field.
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