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Old 01-10-2011, 04:12 PM
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Default Cubs are REALLY trying to piss off their fans..again....

http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/tick...8894-178520498

13 game mini plans....last year was a 9 game plan.


Same bad april games forced on you, only this time you get a yankees game in your package!

oh, and cubs convention is less than 5 days away, and STILL NOT sold out.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:15 PM
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http://chicago.cubs.mlb.com/chc/tick...8894-178520498

13 game mini plans....last year was a 9 game plan.


Same bad april games forced on you, only this time you get a yankees game in your package!

oh, and cubs convention is less than 5 days away, and STILL NOT sold out.

It's amazing what happens when you don't have the power of the mighty Tribune marketing machine behind you...
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:19 PM
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The sheep will still be out in full force.

Side note - I have been dating more frequently recently and pretty much *every* girl I meet who is a Chicago transplant and likes sports says she's become a Cubs fan "because you live in Chicago, so of course you'd be!" And these are girls who actually follow baseball, at least to an extent.

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:23 PM
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The sheep will still be out in full force.

Side note - I have been dating more frequently recently and pretty much *every* girl I meet who is a Chicago transplant and likes sports says she's become a Cubs fan "because you live in Chicago, so of course you'd be!" And these are girls who actually follow baseball, at least to an extent.

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
So, needless to say you're still single...?
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:28 PM
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So, needless to say you're still single...?
Why is that "needless to say?" Marital status doesn't get in the way of dating for some guys.
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:41 PM
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It's amazing what happens when you don't have the power of the mighty Tribune marketing machine behind you...
Tribune still has a vested interest in the Flubs



yes they carry the Sox too but remember WGN also has radio
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:58 PM
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My GF's a Cubs fan. It's perfect, because she's not really a baseball fan but she is definitely a Cubs fan... great for pointing out to my friends (we're all from NC) what it means to be a Cubs fan.
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Old 01-10-2011, 05:07 PM
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Tribune still has a vested interest in the Flubs



yes they carry the Sox too but remember WGN also has radio
Phil Rogers, for one.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:35 PM
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Why is that "needless to say?" Marital status doesn't get in the way of dating for some guys.
I know several like that myself.
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Old 01-10-2011, 06:51 PM
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So, needless to say you're still single...?
Of course - these women's standards for sports squads are way too low!
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Old 01-10-2011, 07:22 PM
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Why is that "needless to say?" Marital status doesn't get in the way of dating for some guys.
I think he means he'd only marry a sox fan.
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Old 01-10-2011, 10:45 PM
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I think he means he'd only marry a sox fan.
I married a Cubs fan ... now she's a Sox fan.

But then, she understands baseball and likes winning.
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Old 01-11-2011, 06:26 AM
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I'm still trying to figure out how selling tickets to baseball games piss off the fans.

Before Ricketts bought the team, did the Cubs not charge money for tickets? If they are now demanding money for tickets, I could understand why the fans would be upset. I'd be furious.

Maybe the thread title should be "Cubs are screwing over re-sellers by offering cold weather games." The fans can buy single game tickets to just about any game they want to attend, nobody is forcing them to buy the multi game package.
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Old 01-11-2011, 08:07 AM
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Maybe the thread title should be "Cubs are screwing over re-sellers by offering cold weather games." The fans can buy single game tickets to just about any game they want to attend, nobody is forcing them to buy the multi game package.
Obviously the point is they're scrapping a better value package deal for one that will likely be less popular to everyday fans.
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Old 01-11-2011, 09:22 AM
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The sheep will still be out in full force.

Side note - I have been dating more frequently recently and pretty much *every* girl I meet who is a Chicago transplant and likes sports says she's become a Cubs fan "because you live in Chicago, so of course you'd be!" And these are girls who actually follow baseball, at least to an extent.

Ugh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was hoping we'd see less of that after 2005. Pre-2005, this certainly was rampant among people who moved to Chicago.
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