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PHOTO: Wrigleyville bar makes ill-advised Pearl Harbor reference

By Matt Snyder | Baseball Writer

December 7, 1941 was "a date which will live in infamy," according to U.S. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt -- in reference to the attacks on United States military in Hawaii's Pearl Harbor. So that makes Saturday the 72nd anniversary of the tragedy.

Murphy's Bleachers, a bar that is across the street from the center-field bleacher entrance to Cubs' home Wrigley Field, decided it was time to commemorate Pearl Harbor with some drinks:

Yeah, gotta agree with Sullivan here. That's a sign in very poor taste. I'm not going to freak out over it, though. Them taking it down would suffice.

Obligatory note: The bar has zero affiliation with the Cubs.

UPDATE: Bar owner Beth Murphy has apologized and taken down the lettering on the sign.

"Some guys thought it would be clever," Murphy told the Chicago Tribune. "Obviously we are ashamed. I'm so upset. We put up (a sign with) our sincerest apologies. My father was a veteran, and my uncles. This was just not us. Personally this is devastating to me. I apologize to everyone who was offended."

On the bar's Facebook page, Murphy's Bleachers posted the following message: "We couldn't be more embarrassed and ashamed by the actions of our staff this morning. The sign has been removed and we cannot start apologizing enough for the thoughtless disregard for decency."

 
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