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** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **Seagulls fly over San Francisco Bay with Alcatraz IslSan Francisco Tuesday April 24 2007. The former

** FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE **Seagulls fly over San Francisco Bay with Alcatraz Island in San Francisco, Tuesday, April 24, 2007. The former Federal penitentiary and visitor destination on San Francisco Bay, has just benefited from a multi-million dollar restoration and renovation that has transformed and improved the way visitors experience the iconic national park. The project has taken place over the past two years and has revamped the way that visitors experience "The Rock."(AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

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The Cubs are asking fans to design a logo
celebrating the 100th birthday of Wrigley Field in 2014, which means the Cubs are asking for abuse.

Given that they haven’t won a World Series since woolly mammoths roamed the earth and that Wrigley hasn’t exactly been the epicenter of pleasant memories, I suggested various designs involving billy goats, trough urinals, Alex Gonzalez errors and ‘‘L’’ flags fluttering in center field after losses.

I asked readers to get into the spirit of things. Most of you did. Here are some of your logo proposals:

‘‘A picture of Wrigley with the saying, ‘Wrigley Field lasted longer than Alcatraz, and the punishment was far worse.’ ’’ — Bob

‘‘A photo of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse using facial shots of Harry Chiti , Gary Scott, Mel Rojas and Koyie Hill .’’ — ImAHawkeye

‘‘I see a 100-year-old Stuart Smalley wearing a long, gray beard and a Sammy Sosa jersey, sitting in front of the mirror and saying, ‘I’m good enough . . . ’ ’’ — Francis

‘‘Your article demeans a capitalist entity that pays a huge portion of Chicago taxes, much more than the White Sox, who didn’t put up their own money to build their park, nor even own it. As for winning and losing, the Cubs and Sox had the same woes except for 2005, so let’s not make the Sox sound like a dynasty, for Pete’s sake. You’re better than this article. At least, I thought so.’’ — James

‘‘ Edvard Munch created the Cubs’ 100 years-in-Wrigley Field logo 120 years ago – ‘The Scream.’ All you need to do is set this poor guy in the grandstand or the bleachers (or one of the men’s rooms), and you’ve got a winner — for a change.’’ — John

‘‘How about Kerry Wood holding up the Rookie of the Year trophy with a giant ice pack on his shoulder?’’ — Dan

(More of your logo proposals tomorrow.)

Rick Morrissey

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