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Old 11-17-2018, 05:14 AM
Grzegorz Grzegorz is offline
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Originally Posted by TDog View Post
The White Sox had the second-best record in the AL in 1972. Five years later, the team that so many Sox fans revere, the 1977 White Sox had the sixth best record in the AL
That's a totally different generation of fans. First off, competition for the entertainment dollar was far less fierce. What also should be noted is that as high school students back in the day we went to baseball games. The cost was so much less that having a license and a part-time jobs enabled us to go to sporting events especially White Sox and Blackhawk games.

(We also loved sports and played in rec leagues all year round.)

Originally Posted by voodoochile View Post
The current market is 3M doesn't mean it couldn't be bigger if they won. I understand your point but I think it's too literal and misses a bigger truth. The Sox haven't earned more fans that doesn't mean there aren't more potential fans out there.
Bravo! Let's put that theory to the test. Lets go White Sox!
“There were a few hard rules, but everybody was unique, and he understood that. George’s great strength was he didn’t overcoach. There’s no place for panic on the mound.” - Jim Palmer on George Bamberger “Arms and the man,” Sports Illustrated, April 19, 2004
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