Originally Posted by Bump34
When I was in Kane County we really did not want to be an affiliate of the White Sox or the Cubs... the feeling was we might alienate half of our fan base... even if it was just Class A ball.
Good point. Unless it is the AAA or AA team, I don't know how much interest would be generated by an affiliation with the Sox since at the A and Rookie level you're watching guys who have a low chance of making it to the Show.
Also, having a minor league teams far from Chicago helps expand the Sox fanbase geographically.