Let's establish a quick truism.
The Cubs are terrible. Even when they're good, they're terrible.
But that's no reason to ruin a baseball shrine, right? Wall Street Journal sports writer Rich Cohen thinks otherwise.
While the new Cubs brass, the Ricketts family, wrangle with the city and state on a funding deal to rehab the aging stadium, Cohen says they should just throw in the towel and get out of Lakeview.
"When a house is haunted, you don't put in a new scoreboard, add ivy, get better food or bigger beers—you move!" Cohen writes.
But Cohen doesn't simply advocate that the Cubs leave the Friendly Confines. He suggests complete destruction.
" ... all of it must be ripped out and carried away like the holy artifacts were carried out of the temple in Jerusalem, heaped in a pile and burned. Then the ground itself must be salted, made barren, covered with a housing project, say, a Stalinist monolith, so never again will a shrine arise on that haunted block. As it was with Moses, the followers and fans, though they search, shall never find its bones."
What do you think: Are the Cubs losers because of Wrigley Field? Could they fix their curse if they left the park?