SOX to rename U.S. Cellular Field to Guaranteed Rate Field

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  1. SABRSox
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    KEY BEER ALERT: Bud Light most likely replacing Miller Light as the beer you don't drink because they've got Anti-Hero IPA and Surly Furious cans.
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  2. Zoso
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    Zoso *autistic screeching* Cupcake Mod

    Miller Lite aluminium pints are above reproach

    :snob:
  3. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    :what:

    Thought the Miller deal had many years to go.
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    sycked If you loved me, you'd all kill yourselves today.

  5. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    :bullshit:
  6. Jackie Treehorn
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    Jackie Treehorn Mr. Bullshit Suburb

    I think this is gonna piss a lot of fucking fans off, because if you were to walk into 95% of local taverns in South Side neighborhoods that are predominately white 95% of the beer drinkers will be drinking Miller Lite. Miller Lite just has always seemed to be South Side beer, or it could just be my observation. Anyways sounds like Brooks made another stellar decision.
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  7. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    People care which shitty light beer they drink?
  8. Jackie Treehorn
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    Jackie Treehorn Mr. Bullshit Suburb

    :gar:
  9. Stockdale4Veep
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    Stockdale4Veep Knows the Dewey Decimal System

    Or simply Budweiser is trash.

    I thought the Wirtz family had control that most of Chicago beer was Bud products?
  10. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Jackie is right. Miller pwns in IL and WI.
  11. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    Exact (almost) quote:

    "The Miller deal is up and we can't keep any fucking deals so we're probably switching to Bud"
  12. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    Why can't they keep any deals?
  13. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Suck at deals? :shrug:
  14. itsnotrequired
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    trump has the best deals
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  15. IWMB
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  16. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    Q: Why would Miller reject the deal with the SOX? They get to charge fucking $8 for 30 cents' worth of beer. How the fuck is that not profitable for both Miller and the SOX?
  17. IWMB
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    :deepsigh:

    It's up for bid! AB has been snatching up deals everywhere. Read the article, he talks about trying to get the UC back. That stayed with AB. Miller just can't compete.

    It'd be a shame. Sox have been with Miller for 30 years.
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  18. y2chae
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    :andruw:

    cheeses thinking that it's Miller that would want to pull out of the deal
  19. itsnotrequired
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    does cheeses even drink beer?
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  20. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    On occasion!

    :teef:
  21. IWMB
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    I just really hope they don't make it like Wrigley where all you can get anywhere is Bud, Bud Light, 312, and Green Line (maybe Goose IPA too)
  22. y2chae
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    If they end the World of Beers areas then it is indeed shitty.
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  23. CaptainBallz
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    It would be fitting deal for 2016
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  24. IWMB
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    Cheeses is so oblivious that he thinks the primary reason a brewer partners with a sports team is to make profit off stadium sales. They might get a small percentage back, but they're obviously not in it to make money directly from that.

    On 2nd thought, Bud Light Bullpen Sports Bar does have a nice ring to it. Ah, alliteration haps.
  25. y2chae
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    y2chae Panda

    cheeses also thinks the Sox can't trade Sale because of marketing purposes
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  26. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    Yeah, this whole marketing thing is not really his thing.
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  27. itsnotrequired
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    girlfriend of the hosed
  28. skottyj
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    I'm 90% positive those are independently owned stands. So they can pretty much do whatever the hell they want. Those aren't going anywhere.

    I rarely get beers from the vendors; the draft beer is the much better deal. I have been getting Coors light so if they replace that with Bud Light it's no different for me.

    I do like what IWMB said about Bud Light Bullpen Sports Bar.
  29. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    What do you mean "independently owned"?

    They're part of everything else within in the park that's managed by Delaware North.
  30. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    The White Sox don't own the Beers of the World stand. It's owned by the family of the girl Heather that works there. Her dad owns it. He also owns and operates a souvenir stand at United Center in the 300 level where they sell souvenirs.

    All of the ones that aren't part of the parks structure are privately held. Like the Hooters and Wow Bao stands.

    It's also why they are the only ones that could sell Budweiser.
  31. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    Sorry for not being Mr. Insider with regards to beer sales at baseball stadiums, guys.

    :cmon:
  32. SABRSox
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    SABRSox Hollywood Mega-Hunk Bob Balaban Cupcake Mod

    Typical liberal. Doesn't listen to what beer vendors have to say.
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  33. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    This seems to be common sense to everyone but you, so...

    :cmon:
  34. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    So what does Miller get out of the deal if it isn't money from selling beer? Just their name being shown everywhere?
  35. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    What does a company buying a TV or radio commercial, or a print ad, or digital advertising get?

    The same thing. Impressions, exposure...
  36. zmz
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    zmz By the Banks of the River Chicago

    :mcnabb:
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    whitesox901 Aubergine Dreams

  38. FedEx
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    FedEx Delivers

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  39. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    The hope is that it's not an exclusive deal, like the Cubs signed.
  40. Cheeses
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    Cheeses Involuntary Immigrant Cupcake Mod

    Can I e-mail Brooks about this?

    :larry:
  41. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    If it was exclusive would that also include the bar outside?
  42. IWMB
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    IWMB Resident Umpire

    No idea, all depends what they sign up for.
  43. DepaulSox
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    My God, the entire fucking operation is like some kind of half-assed family-owned business out of Lockport or some shit. Like a fucking cobbled-together used car dealership. The Sox couldn't broker a real deal with a corporate sponsor, so "Heather's dad" opened up a beer-of-world kiosk.

    This is the kind of shit that happens at the Gurnee Mills mall. Not a fucking Major League Baseball stadium.
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  44. skottyj
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    skottyj Owner of Many Baseball Hats

    You're a fucking idiot.
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  45. Alanzo
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    Someone tweet @HeathersDadBOTW_GRF and get to the bottom of this.
  46. CaptainBallz
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    CaptainBallz Windowlickin' Good

    Heather's dad owns a (beer) dealership.
  47. Cheeses
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  48. Alanzo
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    HEY GUYS HEATHER'S DAD CAN GET US FREE BEERS AT THE GRATE!!!

    :soxchad:
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  49. maurice
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    maurice Gangster of Love

    Oh, you guys never get free beer at the craft beer kiosk like Skotty and I do?

    It's definitely not because you're a bunch of gay gentlemen.
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  50. skottyj
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    I usually get one free a game. :shrug:
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