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Old 10-04-2018, 02:08 PM
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Sully points to two White Sox wins that ultimately help deny the Cubs the division title:
http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports...004-story.html

Meanwhile, I suppose the season's over for the Wrigley Rat, too:
https://www.nbcchicago.com/news/loca...494512071.html
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Old 10-04-2018, 02:50 PM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them? I just respond "If that is the kind of championship you want is the attendance champion, then congrats!" or "I better switch alliance ASAP because I want to cheer for whats popular, do you have more room for fans?"
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:16 PM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them? I just respond "If that is the kind of championship you want is the attendance champion, then congrats!" or "I better switch alliance ASAP because I want to cheer for whats popular, do you have more room for fans?"
You mean they didn't mention the fact that the Sox lost 100 games? because they could've said that. I guess attendance for them has become a Pavlovian thing.

"How did the Cubs lose to the Rockies?"

"Attendance!"

"They blew a 4 1/2 game lead."

"Attendance!"

"Will Yu Darvish come back next year?"

"Attendance!"

"They'll sign Bryce Harper."

"Attendance!"

"Kris Bry-"

"Attendance! Attendance! Attendance!"
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Old 10-04-2018, 03:25 PM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them? I just respond "If that is the kind of championship you want is the attendance champion, then congrats!" or "I better switch alliance ASAP because I want to cheer for whats popular, do you have more room for fans?"
I have to admit that I was doing the same thing in the GO GO SOX era when the Sox were outdrawing the Flubs, some years by a 2-1 ratio. The joke was that the Cubs couldn't draw flies.
It makes me sicker than a dog that they now outdraw us by a 2-1 ratio and that our park was drenched in a sea of baby blue when the 2 teams met 2 weeks ago.
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Old 10-04-2018, 05:19 PM
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You mean they didn't mention the fact that the Sox lost 100 games? because they could've said that. I guess attendance for them has become a Pavlovian thing.

"How did the Cubs lose to the Rockies?"

"Attendance!"

"They blew a 4 1/2 game lead."

"Attendance!"

"Will Yu Darvish come back next year?"

"Attendance!"

"They'll sign Bryce Harper."

"Attendance!"

"Kris Bry-"

"Attendance! Attendance! Attendance!"

Me: "You worry more about popularity than a middle school girl."
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Old 10-04-2018, 06:35 PM
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The only thing that would improve this is to add the Rockies.
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Old 10-04-2018, 08:24 PM
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Me: "You worry more about popularity than a middle school girl."
Falling back on the "we're more popular" mantra when your team won the WS just two years go is, to say the least, weird. That was a consolation (of sorts, I guess) when your team was bad. Now your team is very good; having a bad hitting slump at the wrong time and being chased down by a very hot team is a thing that happens every now and then in the game of baseball.

One bitter Wubs fan said the Brewers were only able to sign good players because "we go up to their ballpark to see our team when they play there." As if the difference in eight or nine games a year attributable to Chicago fans' road attendance made a huge difference to the MILW budget. Just dumb.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:21 PM
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There are some Cubs fans in my life who've taken exception to the attached picture, which may or may not have been taken at my school yesterday morning. Two years ago, one of my students got me that 'L' flag for Christmas. For the most part, I've kept it in the closet. Given that I live in the northwest suburbs, I'd be asking for it if I hung it outside.

Tuesday morning, also known as the morning after the Cubs LOST to the Brewers, someone at my school started blaring "Go Cubs Go" over the PA as the kids were coming in. I went into the hallway, and the two other teachers in my hallway who are Sox fans came up to me and were like, "They LOST yesterday! What the hell?!" Even the kids were commenting that they didn't get the song being played because the Cubs had lost! After that stupid song was blaring and our assistant principal was done giving us the business, asking us what time the Sox were playing that night (), the three of us decided we'd had enough. I told them that if the Cubs lost to the Rockies, I was bringing the 'L' flag to school the next morning.

After we took this picture, the 'L' hung on the wall between my classroom and the classroom of the Sox fan in the middle. At lunchtime, we decided we'd had our fun and took it down.

The woman in the middle posted the picture on my Facebook page late yesterday afternoon, and the comments on the picture from friends have been unbelievable and include, "Haters gonna hate," "Not cool, ladies. Not cool!" and "Seriously?!"

Cubs fans are so thin-skinned. They've done nothing but dish it out for the last four damn years, but as soon as we Sox fans gave it back to them just a little bit, they couldn't handle it. The ones at my school pick and pick and pick at the three of us, even though we say absolutely nothing to instigate it. Yet, when we struck back, they were appalled at our behavior.
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Old 10-04-2018, 09:36 PM
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There are some Cubs fans in my life who've taken exception to the attached picture, which may or may not have been taken at my school yesterday morning. Two years ago, one of my students got me that 'L' flag for Christmas. For the most part, I've kept it in the closet. Given that I live in the northwest suburbs, I'd be asking for it if I hung it outside.

Tuesday morning, also known as the morning after the Cubs LOST to the Brewers, someone at my school started blaring "Go Cubs Go" over the PA as the kids were coming in. I went into the hallway, and the two other teachers in my hallway who are Sox fans came up to me and were like, "They LOST yesterday! What the hell?!" Even the kids were commenting that they didn't get the song being played because the Cubs had lost! After that stupid song was blaring and our assistant principal was done giving us the business, asking us what time the Sox were playing that night (), the three of us decided we'd had enough. I told them that if the Cubs lost to the Rockies, I was bringing the 'L' flag to school the next morning.

After we took this picture, the 'L' hung on the wall between my classroom and the classroom of the Sox fan in the middle. At lunchtime, we decided we'd had our fun and took it down.

The woman in the middle posted the picture on my Facebook page late yesterday afternoon, and the comments on the picture from friends have been unbelievable and include, "Haters gonna hate," "Not cool, ladies. Not cool!" and "Seriously?!"

Cubs fans are so thin-skinned. They've done nothing but dish it out for the last four damn years, but as soon as we Sox fans gave it back to them just a little bit, they couldn't handle it. The ones at my school pick and pick and pick at the three of us, even though we say absolutely nothing to instigate it. Yet, when we struck back, they were appalled at our behavior.
Way to represent!
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Old 10-04-2018, 11:22 PM
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Five teams in the American League lost at least 95 games, and they played really bad baseball in doing so. The A's didn't win 97 games because they played great baseball.

Inflated wins were out there this year for teams that didn't tank.
The wins totals may have been a little inflated, but that still doesn’t have to mean the A’s didn’t play great baseball, no? Plus the West was the only division that didn’t have any truly godawful teams in it. That bullpen is one of the most singularly dominant group of relievers I’ve ever seen. Chapman is an absolute wizard at third and can really swing it. Isn’t it fun watching a little guy like Khris Davis hit balls to the moon? Even that kid Laureano looks really exciting. Throw that in with a solid group of veterans like Lucroy, Lowrie, Semien, and Piscotty, and I think it’s hard to argue they didn’t earn those wins as much as any other team.

Besides, given the finite number of players in MLB at any given time, you could argue that talent level is a zero sum game. Just because the O’s, Royals, and White Sox fielded an unusually number of bad players doesn’t mean the Red Sox and Yankees and A’s won games they didn’t deserve to win, it just means they had an unusually high number of great players. I don’t think it’s really fair to call that watered down.
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:54 AM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them?
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Old 10-05-2018, 09:02 AM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them?
For better or for worse, being popular is part of their team's identity.
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Old 10-05-2018, 01:32 PM
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There are some Cubs fans in my life who've taken exception to the attached picture, which may or may not have been taken at my school yesterday morning. Two years ago, one of my students got me that 'L' flag for Christmas. For the most part, I've kept it in the closet. Given that I live in the northwest suburbs, I'd be asking for it if I hung it outside.

Tuesday morning, also known as the morning after the Cubs LOST to the Brewers, someone at my school started blaring "Go Cubs Go" over the PA as the kids were coming in. I went into the hallway, and the two other teachers in my hallway who are Sox fans came up to me and were like, "They LOST yesterday! What the hell?!" Even the kids were commenting that they didn't get the song being played because the Cubs had lost! After that stupid song was blaring and our assistant principal was done giving us the business, asking us what time the Sox were playing that night (), the three of us decided we'd had enough. I told them that if the Cubs lost to the Rockies, I was bringing the 'L' flag to school the next morning.

After we took this picture, the 'L' hung on the wall between my classroom and the classroom of the Sox fan in the middle. At lunchtime, we decided we'd had our fun and took it down.

The woman in the middle posted the picture on my Facebook page late yesterday afternoon, and the comments on the picture from friends have been unbelievable and include, "Haters gonna hate," "Not cool, ladies. Not cool!" and "Seriously?!"

Cubs fans are so thin-skinned. They've done nothing but dish it out for the last four damn years, but as soon as we Sox fans gave it back to them just a little bit, they couldn't handle it. The ones at my school pick and pick and pick at the three of us, even though we say absolutely nothing to instigate it. Yet, when we struck back, they were appalled at our behavior.
You ladies look fantastic!!! Fly the L!
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Old 10-05-2018, 04:12 PM
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Most of the Cub fans I ripped on the last few days quickly want to remind me about the Sox attendance. What is the deal with Cubs Fans and Attendance? Why is it so important to them? I just respond "If that is the kind of championship you want is the attendance champion, then congrats!" or "I better switch alliance ASAP because I want to cheer for whats popular, do you have more room for fans?"
I get sick of it as well. The Cubs have a ballpark that is lauded nationally. It's easy to draw people to the ballpark who aren't even fans of baseball when it's just a "thing you MUST visit once in your life." We don't get the tourism the Cubs do. I'd like to see what their attendance would be if they didn't play at a tourist trap.
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Old 10-06-2018, 02:02 AM
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I get sick of it as well. The Cubs have a ballpark that is lauded nationally. It's easy to draw people to the ballpark who aren't even fans of baseball when it's just a "thing you MUST visit once in your life." We don't get the tourism the Cubs do. I'd like to see what their attendance would be if they didn't play at a tourist trap.
I can't tell you how many times I've had Minnesota people tell me "we're going to Chicago this week, and we're going to see Wrigley Field while we're there." Not "we're going to see the Cubs," but "we're going to see Wrigley Field."
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