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Old 10-29-2012, 08:09 PM
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Trying to crush the Cubs as competitors, whatever that means, wouldn't have made the White Sox more popular and probably would have been a marketing disaster. It certainly wouldn't have changed the dynamic of Cubs fans supporting their team at the gate while Sox fans make excuses not to go to the games, even in years when they are contiending.
Yes, agreed, the best way for the Sox to murder or... whatever... the Cubs is to just ****ing win. We all know our fans can't be bothered to show up, even for a pretty good team in the middle of a play-off hunt (see 2012) so the only thing the Sox can really do to inspire anything around here is go on an unprecedented, historic run of success unlike anything since the 1920s-1950s era Yankees. Anything else will be abject failure, because WHAT'S THE POINT OF WATCHING BASEBALL if you don't win the World Series every year???
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I don't consider the Tigers a small market team, not under Mike Ilitch, anyway. Although I agree that it's not unreasonable to expect playoffs 1 of every 3 years.
Can't really call the Twins small market either considering their average ticket price was more expensive ours and their fans actually show up to the park.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:17 PM
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Can't really call the Twins small market either considering their average ticket price was more expensive ours and their fans actually show up to the park.
That makes me wonder what the TV revenue looks like for each team in the division. As for the answer to that, I have no idea.
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Old 10-29-2012, 08:38 PM
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I don't consider the Tigers a small market team, not under Mike Ilitch, anyway. Although I agree that it's not unreasonable to expect playoffs 1 of every 3 years.
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Can't really call the Twins small market either considering their average ticket price was more expensive ours and their fans actually show up to the park.
Given their owner, the Tigers are "big market," on par with us. KC and CLE definitely are "small market." MIN had a decent revenue stream with the new park, but after Mauer's contract they operate like a team in a "smaller market" than us.
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