Alright I’m going to do my best to put an end to the whole Cubs/Sox argument. Let’s start with the Cub’s fan’s attacks on the White Sox. I know it’s funny to call the White Sox fans trashy, but in all seriousness, is it really fair to rip on people for being blue collar workers? So what if they have mullets? You have fat people that sit with their shirts off and shovel hot dogs down their face until they can’t move. Which is worse? I don’t really know. I think real problem here is a little bit of self-consciousness. Cubs fans were used to being the
Now White Sox fans seem to like to say that the Cubs suck. Well, this is pretty much true right now, but remember, you sucked for a long time too. They also like to say they don’t care about their team because they show up regardless of how bad they are. Would it be more admirable if they just didn’t come out to the ballpark for years at a time when the team wasn’t the most competitive? Mike, you say no one is impressed by the Cubs attendance? I bet the White Sox would like to have similar numbers. In the past 10 years the Cubs have had an average of 11,000 more fans per game! Even more embarrassing, after your team won the World Series, your attendance jumped by almost 8,000 per game (can you say bandwagon?) and yet you still had an average of 3,000 less fans per game than the Cubs who went 79-83 the previous year. White Sox management has to resort to promotions such as “Bring Your Dog Day”, “Elvis Day”, “
So here’s my advice:
White Sox fans: start going to the games. You should be thankful that you have management that understands that good teams are built around pitching, generally drafts well and realizes that overpaying for big name players doesn’t guarantee success. You claim to want to usurp the Cubs as
Cubs fans: shut the hell up until you win something. Or better yet stop bitching about White Sox fans and start bitching to management. Year after year they pocket your money while usually failing to field a competitive team. (I know, I know, they spent money this year. How they spent it wrong is a whole different story.) Keep coming to the park, but try taking more of an active interest in your team. I know there are some really good, knowledgeable Cubs fans out there, but even the best of them spend their whole season talking up the team, only to start incessantly complaining after the first month of the season. Be realistic and demand better.
Very interested to hear comments.
(By the way, anything you want to say about the Red Sox, I've heard it before, so bring it.)