AC026198 & EAMUS CATULI!
(Note: added 10/29/05 for updated Cubs info visit Chicago Cubs Online)
I was not planning on doing a blog today....I was going to take a day off. I have been getting a lot of searches on 2 signs that are on the rooftops on Sheffield Ave.
These 2 signs are 'AC026198' and 'EAMUS CATULI!'.
I have done research on these 2 signs that have become a fixture of Wrigley Field. Here is what they stand for and a translation.
The 'AC' sign is operated by Lakeview Baseball Club. The 'AC' stands for 'After Championship' the first 2 numbers (02) are the number of years since the Cubs won the division(2003). The second 2 numbers (61) are the number of years since the Cubs were in the World Series or were National League Champions(1945). The third set of numbers (98) are the number of years since the Cubs won the World Series(1908). Let's all hope in next year it reads 'AC000000'.
The 'EAMUS CATULI!' has been translated several different ways. It is Latin and most think it says 'Let's Go Cubs!'. The actual translation(from Latin) is 'Let's Go Young Bears!'.
Keep on reading and there will be a picture and a more in depth explanation on the new site...it's coming soon...are you ready?