Editing required for Ernie Banks statute

April 2, 2008 at 1:22 PM
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CHICAGO, April 2 (UPI) -- The Chicago Cubs agree that a punctuation error in the inscription on a new statute of Ernie Banks will have to be fixed.

A team representative assured the Chicago Tribune that the missing apostrophe in Mr. Cub's beloved motto, "Let's Play Two" will be added at a later date.

The bronze statue outside Wrigley Field was unveiled Monday with the words "Lets Play Two" cast for perpetuity on the base.

Sculptor Lou Cella said he was first informed of the glitch by a radio DJ. "I'm the sculptor, I'm not a writer," Cella shrugged. "I just read it the way I heard it in my head."

A Tribune reporter who staked out the statue this week said Cub fans were about evenly divided between those who caught the error and those who didn't.

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