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EclectEcon

Has attendance at the games dropped to the 1966 levels of only maybe a thousand or two? I hope so. Let's hear it for die-hard fans!

EclectEcon

Nuts. I meant to say, "Let's hear it for fair-weather fans!"

Phil

You know as well as I that Cubs attendees are there as much for the park and its neighborhood as they are to watch a game. They are still pulling in close to capacity.

EclectEcon

Actually, I wasn't sure about this. Back in the mid-60s, a Cubs game was definitely NOT a trendy place to be, and the ambiance meant nothing to potential customers. I wonder how long it will take for the glitter to fade.

If it isn't going to fade, then the Cubs management should pay very little for not much talent and laugh all the way to the bank. Are they smart enough that this is what they're doing? Or are they spending a lot on mis-assessed players?

Chad

If it isn't going to fade, then the Cubs management should pay very little for not much talent and laugh all the way to the bank. Are they smart enough that this is what they're doing? Or are they spending a lot on mis-assessed players?

The latter, sort of. Frankly, I expected the Cubs to be at least decent this year.

Oh, and your comments re: the Cards don't really make me feel any better. As a Cardinal fan, I'm accustomed to winning - gotta go all the back to 1999 to recall a losing season in the Lou. In the 20 years that I've been a fan, the Cards have only lost more than they won in 7 of those seasons.

Of course, despite the 8 game losing streak, the Cards are still 8 games above .500 and 4 games out in front:-) All this whining from Cards fans must really make Cubs fans want to vommit, huh?

Phil

Chad,
I don't think there are anymore waste products left in our bodies to hurl at the Card's whining. It's not that we don't want to, but we don't have anything to honk. We used that up a few weeks ago during one of those head scratcher plays - don't remember which one. There's been so many they really blend in.

I guess the law of diminishing returns, in a sense, is at play with stuff that disgusts me. I've seen it before and it doesn't shock me anymore.

The Cubs have taken some chances with Wood and Prior that haven't panned out. They've done well with Zambrano and Maddux, and they've had some decent signings over the years. They've had their stinkers, for sure. But my guess is that they are usually built to be about 0.500. They sure aren't built to be big winners, and I doubt they have to be given what Cubs attendees are spending their money on.

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