And no, not by the fans who’ve seen their ticket dollars evaporate like morning dew met by the heat of mid-day. No, this is actually kind of sad:
The family of a 21-year-old man who died in 2007 after a Cubs-owned car wash next to Wrigley Field collapsed on him during a violent August storm sued the baseball franchise Friday.
Alec Drews, who was living with his brother in a Seminary Avenue apartment, was on his way to get a sandwich on Aug. 23, 2007, when the storm — with winds topping 74 mph — kicked up.
Alec Drews died after the wall of Wrigleyville car wash collapsed on him during a 2007 storm.
He sought shelter in the vacant car wash at the southeast corner of Clark and Waveland, which was used during Cubs game as a bicycle parking lot, the suit said. The car wash’s wall collapsed, crushing him. CHICAGO SUN-TIMES.
The Cubs, as you may recall, have a bit of a history with collapsing and falling buildings – pieces of Wrigley Field fell to the street just a couple years ago.
In case you were wondering, the lawsuit is unlikely to be of such an amount as to have a noticeable impact on the Cubs’ operations.