I wrote this letter to the Chicago Tribune and it was published online, and has started a nice little dialogue on the Tribune comment board. I've been patronized and ridiculed online, everyone!! Pretty exciting. And I was told that Wrigley Field is no place for a 5 year old. Brilliant! You can read all of the comments here. Below is what I wrote, also available here. Let me know if you think I'm being unreasonable, or if my solution is a good one.
I took my five-year-old son to a game at Wrigley yesterday and the smoking in the bathrooms was awful. I'd rather they allow smoking in the stands than have to endure waiting for five minutes in an enclosed area where there's no escape from it. There's an easy solution, though: post signs that anyone caught smoking in the restrooms will be escorted from the park. Then send a security guard into the bathrooms every 15 minutes to enforce it. After the first few people are made examples of, people will realize it's not worth sacrificing the small fortune they had to pay for a ticket just to sneak a smoke.