Dick Durbin on lights at Wrigley: 'The most heinous sacrilege'

Written By Chad Merda Posted: 04/23/2014, 07:49pm

On Wednesday, Sen. Dick Durbin shot out a tweet in honor of Wrigley Field’s 100th anniversary, which is being celebrated today:

Durbin does know a little bit about baseball and the significance of Wrigley Field in the baseball world.

And it was in 1989, while he was a member of the House, that he delivered a fantastic and passionate speech sparked by a push to replace wooden bats with aluminum ones.

He went on to list the “countless indignities” that baseball fans have already been forced to endure:

“Designated hitters. Plastic grass. Uniforms that look like pajamas. Chicken clowns dancing on the baselines. And of course, the most heinous sacrilege, lights in Wrigley Field. But are we willing to hear the crack of the bat replaced by a dinky ping? Are we ready to see the Louisville Slugger replaced by the aluminum Ping Dinger? Is nothing sacred?

But just describing his speech doesn’t even come close to doing it justice.

It’s definitely worth watching:

h/t: Roll Call

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