View Full Version : Morrissey column that says it all about coob fans

irish rover
09-25-2002, 11:28 AM
the article is really suppose to be some sorta romantic baseball colmun about bad baseball in Chicago and sammy's 500 but he kinda slams the fans

two points that say it all

"First inning, a Sosa swing sends some fans into rapture until the ball lands in the second baseman's glove. Then they're mildly embarrassed."

"If people expected more out of the team, they wouldn't keep coming back to Wrigley in droves. "

09-25-2002, 11:44 AM
The link. See, I didn't repost the article! Me so smart!

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/cs-020924morrissey,0,6606189.column?coll=cs%2Dhome%2D utility

Btw, love these quotes:

Sosa is chasing 500 home runs. He has been chasing it for most of the season. It really has been the only thing to watch since July, and despite his pronouncements about wanting management to solve the team's problems, there is the lingering suspicion that this chase means just as much to him....

Ah, but here is Sosa swinging away in the third inning, and if there were any pretense to this being about the team, it's gone now.

irish rover
09-26-2002, 08:02 AM
ariva adds in to

From Arvia:

Officially now, 500 home runs is no big deal.

It is no big deal because Cubs fans, who would flock to Wrigley Field if you painted a red "C" on a bucket of stones and gave them away as limited edition Pet Rocks named Harry, left an impressive number of seats vacant Tuesday with Sammy Sosa perched at 498 homers.

It is no big deal because there remained plenty of room for both ball-hawking fortune hunters and their legal teams on avenues Waveland and Sheffield, despite the fact that Sosa entered the evening with 58 career multi-homer games.