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Old 09-21-2018, 03:42 PM
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I hope to see more silver and black than catalina blue. They are selling standing room for Saturday's and Sunday's games. Only a few single seats left.


I'll be in section 130 on Saturday, 1917 jersey and hat. Section 113 on Sunday, alternate black jersey and standard hat. Hope to see some WSIers out there. Let's spoil some divisional hopes!
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Old 09-21-2018, 05:56 PM
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These games bring out the worst of the worst. Hard pass.
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Old 09-21-2018, 07:58 PM
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:05 PM
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These games bring out the worst of the worst. Hard pass.

That was very true in the past, but I've seen minimal drunken buffoonery the last two years.
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Old 09-21-2018, 09:34 PM
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Empty at the start 'cause the venue is hard for a big crowd to get to. Empty at the end 'cause Cubs fans bailed once the score got out of hand. But a nice crowd in between.
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:09 PM
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These games bring out the worst of the worst. Hard pass.
I imagine that doing it every single year has made the rivalry lose some of its luster (and now that both teams have won the World Series in recent memory, it's no longer the biggest thing on the schedule), but I have some really fond memories of Cubs-Sox games in the late 90's and early 2000's.

Carlos Lee's grand slam (part of a huge comeback), that game that went on forever that Herbert Perry ended with a walk-off (my first ever 14th inning stretch), the 1999 Cubs that looked awesome until the Sox swept them, initiating a second half collapse. Atmosphere was incredibly intense at these games, because the fans of the other team weren't in some distant city, they were in your school, in your office: days if not weeks worth of bragging rights were on the line.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:15 PM
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Empty at the start 'cause the venue is hard for a big crowd to get to. Empty at the end 'cause Cubs fans bailed once the score got out of hand. But a nice crowd in between.

Is it really hard to get in to? How were the playoffs and World Series in 05? I've been there a few times when it's been close to a sell out and haven't had too much of an issues.
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:29 PM
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Is it really hard to get in to? How were the playoffs and World Series in 05? I've been there a few times when it's been close to a sell out and haven't had too much of an issues.
That was before the security era. It takes forever to get into the ballpark now, standing line. If you are out tailgating and think you are going to make it in by first pitch, better pack up 30-45 mins ahead if it is a big crowd.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:07 PM
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I imagine that doing it every single year has made the rivalry lose some of its luster (and now that both teams have won the World Series in recent memory, it's no longer the biggest thing on the schedule), but I have some really fond memories of Cubs-Sox games in the late 90's and early 2000's.

Carlos Lee's grand slam (part of a huge comeback), that game that went on forever that Herbert Perry ended with a walk-off (my first ever 14th inning stretch), the 1999 Cubs that looked awesome until the Sox swept them, initiating a second half collapse. Atmosphere was incredibly intense at these games, because the fans of the other team weren't in some distant city, they were in your school, in your office: days if not weeks worth of bragging rights were on the line.
You're right. Light-hitting Mike Caruso's homer in the basket at Wrigley. Valentin going yard from both sides and then imitating the Sosa HR kiss-kiss in the dugout. I haven't attended a Sox-Cubs game since the early 2000's but those series were special somehow.
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:20 PM
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That was before the security era. It takes forever to get into the ballpark now, standing line. If you are out tailgating and think you are going to make it in by first pitch, better pack up 30-45 mins ahead if it is a big crowd.
It sucks when there's just 20,000.

I'm going tonight.

Haven't been to a 35,000+ game since they installed the metal detectors.
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Old 09-22-2018, 05:25 PM
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It sucks when there's just 20,000.

I'm going tonight.

Haven't been to a 35,000+ game since they installed the metal detectors.
I was informed it took 40 minutes to get in yesterday. Plan ahead.
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Old 09-22-2018, 09:24 PM
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I was informed it took 40 minutes to get in yesterday. Plan ahead.
Earth to management: Do a little planning for big crowds yourselves. You figure it out.
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Old 09-22-2018, 11:10 PM
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Got there at 4 when gates opened. Stood in no line. Got right in.
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Old 09-23-2018, 12:56 AM
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Got there at 4 when gates opened. Stood in no line. Got right in.
Well, yeah. But then you have to be in the park an extra 2 hours.
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Old 09-23-2018, 03:29 PM
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That was very true in the past, but I've seen minimal drunken buffoonery the last two years.
I went yesterday. It's back. The ***hole Cub fan in the seat in front of me in right field stood up multiple times on foul balls into the stands behind home plate because he thought they were going to be home runs. At one point he jumped up when Schwarber swung and missed at a pitch. That is 100% true, and not an exaggeration. It was the top of the 1st inning. There were also multiple fights in the stands.
Last year these games were mid-week, so despite the disparity in the teams' records, it was at least bearable to be there. Last night was an absolute ****ing nightmare for a Sox fan. We were outnumbered at least 2 to 1 if not 3 to 1. Back when the teams were both competitive, there would always be more fans of whichever team was at home. I hope it returns to being that way, but it may be a while.

I have to say that any softening of my hate for Cub fans' behavior due to them finally winning and finally having something to justify their gloating has completely gone. They are objectively the most insufferable fan base in sports, bar none.
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