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Old 09-11-2013, 08:46 AM
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Originally Posted by Foulke You View Post
I can't imagine that the Sox or Cubs are happy about the dates for the crosstown series this year. This is by far the earliest it has ever taken place. Both teams are going to be coming off last place seasons, the games take place mid week, the weather will likely be chilly, and kids are still in school. I think attendance for this series is going to fall lower still in 2014. These games should be played on a weekend in June or July like they used to.
I don't know....the overall crowd may be smaller, but would the bump in attendance over what they would ordinarily get on that day be any different?

If you are saying the Cubs would rather have it as a summer weekend series, wouldn't those be dates that the Cubs have a huge crowd regardless of who they host? Maybe they'd rather have the Sox on a early season week day because that's when they've been getting smaller crowds of late (20,000 at a game last week).

Originally Posted by MeteorsSox4367 View Post
Nice to see the Giants on the schedule for next year. As others have posted, Sox-Cubs so early in the year and not on a weekend?

Did ESPN not want the Chicago rivalry for Sunday night baseball? However, Houston at the Sox on July 20 sounds like a certain telecast.
I know i'll get flamed for saying this, but having the Cubs-Sox Series over with by May 8 next year is perfectly fine with me.

Originally Posted by doublem23 View Post
The games weren't on a weekend this year, either
Now that the Cubs-Sox series has gone to a 2+2 format, I wonder if weekday games for the series are here to stay. Baseball's scheduling format doesn't provide for a 2 game weekend series.....unless they were able to lump in the battle for the BP Cup as a single Thurs-Sunday 4 game series.
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