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hsnterprize
06-20-2004, 12:16 AM
Get a load of this "letter to the editor" from Friday's Sun Times...

Let the real fans in

It's time for all of the fake Cub fans to get out of the ballpark and go to the bars.


It's a shame that real Cub fans can't get tickets because of all the people who attend the game because . . . well, because it's just the thing to do.

I read ''Tourism hits one out of the park'' [sports story, June 10] about the tourists who couldn't get tickets. One said that she never watches the game, anyway; she'd rather be outside chatting. Well, that's her and thousands of others at the game. People look at me funny when I go to the game because I'm actually watching the game.

To all those yuppies who go to the game because you think it's cool, please do all the Cub fans a favor: Go to the bars.
Edwin Boksa, West Town

Well...I'll give this guy some credit. He's been saying what many "real Cubs fans" have been saying for years...and what we've been saying here at WSI since it's inception.

As if we really needed confirmation...

doublem23
06-20-2004, 12:19 AM
Ten bucks says this guy is another yuppie who's mad that he couldn't pay his Jetta payments and get Cub tickets at the same time when they went on sale.

SOXintheBURGH
06-20-2004, 12:30 AM
Ten bucks says this guy is another yuppie who's mad that he couldn't pay his Jetta payments and get Cub tickets at the same time when they went on sale.
I'll raise you 20 that he drives a Miata.

woodenleg
06-20-2004, 11:27 AM
Hey, good for him. I know a few other long-time Cub fans who feel that way, including one friend who won't go to the ballpark even if she can get tickets. She hates the party atmosphere and the fake 'fans' that much. We shouldn't be bashing people who agree with us.

viagracat
06-20-2004, 11:37 AM
Hey, good for him. I know a few other long-time Cub fans who feel that way, including one friend who won't go to the ballpark even if she can get tickets. She hates the party atmosphere and the fake 'fans' that much. We shouldn't be bashing people who agree with us.
I absolutely agree. Although as a die-hard Sox fan who has little use for the Cubs, I really don't have a problem with lifelong, knowledgable fans who happened to be indoctrinated into Cubdom from birth. I can usually have a civil baseball discussion with real Cub fans, and I respect most of them. Hell, I've gotten drunk with Cub fans and we all walked out of the bar unbloodied afterward. :gulp:

Unfortunately, those are not the people who typically fill up Wrigley these days.

DSpivack
06-20-2004, 02:37 PM
I absolutely agree. Although as a die-hard Sox fan who has little use for the Cubs, I really don't have a problem with lifelong, knowledgable fans who happened to be indoctrinated into Cubdom from birth. I can usually have a civil baseball discussion with real Cub fans, and I respect most of them. Hell, I've gotten drunk with Cub fans and we all walked out of the bar unbloodied afterward. :gulp:

Unfortunately, those are not the people who typically fill up Wrigley these days.
Whenever one of my Cub fan friends beats the dead horse and brings up attendance issues, I mention that there are probably just as many baseball fans at Comiskey everyday than are at Wrigley, if not more. It usually shuts them up.

Railsplitter
06-20-2004, 07:57 PM
I've been waiting years to read/hear something like that! :D: :bandance: :gulp:

SOXSINCE'70
06-23-2004, 11:05 AM
Does anyone remember an article that ran in the Scum Times a few weeks back about the popularity of the Urinal Shrine?? It spoke of how tourists come to Chicago every year to see the "lovable losers".The one quote i'll never forget was from a female yuppie who proclaimed:

"Who has time to watch the game? We're too busy chit chatting".

No Sox fan I know of,male or female,would ever spout such nonsense.As a weekend season ticket holder,I can state the belief my partner and I have with no fear:

"Sit down,shut up,get off the phone and watch the game!!":angry: :angry: