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Old 05-01-2013, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
I'm not really going to sweat over something some guy said 30 years ago that probably nobody who matters even remembers. The Cubs don't market themselves as "Chicago's Team." They market the Wrigley experience. The Sox marke their on field product ("Make an Impact", "Respect the Game," etc.). That's a problem because they've fielded approximately 5 truly competitive teams in the last 30 years.

You want to know why else they've ceded so much ground to the Cubs? Because they built an ugly stadium in a neighborhood they blighted with parking lots and the team they usually run out there is mediocre. It's not anything more than that. Build a better park, build it in better neighborhood, or build a better team.

Look how fast the Blackhawks went from complete irrelevance to fan favorite. The city responds to winning.
Great post.
Ridiculousness across all sports:

(1) "You have no valid opinion because you never played the game."
(2) "Stats are irrelevant. This guy just doesn't know how to win."
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