September 23, 2008
Mayor Richard Daley said today the city will ask bars near Chicago's baseball stadiums to voluntarily cut off alcohol sales after the seventh inning of home games where the Cubs or White Sox could clinch a playoff series.You keep repeating "common sense," Mayor Daley, but what I'm hearing is fascism. Samuel Adams must be spinning in his grave.
While other city officials cautioned that they had yet to discuss the plan with bar owners, the mayor said it was a no-brainer.
"What we're asking is common sense. You can drink as much beer for seven innings as you want," Daley said. "Give me a break. This is common sense, that's all it is. We're asking for the cooperation of everyone."
Asked what he would tell business owners who fear a loss of business, Daley replied, "I'll have somebody buy their place tomorrow ... If you've been drinking for five hours and you're laying on the floor, don't give that person another beer.
"I mean, give me a break ... It's not going to cost them any business. They made enough money all year, I'm sorry. We're just talking about common sense."
And God forbid any of those games should go into extra innings! The bloodshed will be on your hands. GOOD DAY, SIR!
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