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Old 07-03-2019, 06:01 PM
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I hope I don't get in trouble because this is an attendance thread, but a positive one.
Sox fans are starting to support the team, we've had some very good crowds lately and after tonight we will probably pass Seattle and Cincinatti for 19th place in attendance and looking at the schedule I predict the Sox will come close or pass 1,800,000 for 2019. That's a 200,000 increase over last year and if the team continues to improve, next year we should hit the 2 million mark. I'll be the first to admit it but I wasn't a big fan of the rebuild but now I'm 100% on board and expect to see a lot of wins and big crowds in the coming years, best I've felt about the team and the franchise since 2012..
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:35 PM
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Durr, what are you talking about? No one goes to Sox games. Go Cubbies!
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:41 PM
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Durr, what are you talking about? No one goes to Sox games. Go Cubbies!
And you put it in Cubbie blue instead of teal.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:45 PM
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Last year, a stop on the South Side was basically a breather for road-weary AL teams. As long as you did what you were supposed to do and didnít beat yourself, you were likely leaving here winning 2-out-of-3. That is no longer the case. Fans who have gone to games this season have not been sitting through absolute misery.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:51 PM
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And you put it in Cubbie blue instead of teal.
Yep, that was the point.
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Old 07-03-2019, 08:57 PM
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Really surprised to see 26,000+ today for game 1. Rescheduled April rain-out on a workday (albeit the day before a holiday). When I got off the L, the line to Gate 5 stretched almost to Wentworth.


I think it shows the fans excitement about the new prospects like Dylan Cease, and their commitment to come out to the ball park and watch the development of the young guys. White Sox baseball is exciting again.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:00 PM
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Really surprised to see 26,000+ today for game 1. Rescheduled April rain-out on a workday (albeit the day before a holiday). When I got off the L, the line to Gate 5 stretched almost to Wentworth.


I think it shows the fans excitement about the new prospects like Dylan Cease, and their commitment to come out to the ball park and watch the development of the young guys. White Sox baseball is exciting again.
I think those ticket holders from April had to use their tickets today. I donít think they were given another option.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:12 PM
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I think those ticket holders from April had to use their tickets today. I donít think they were given another option.

That's true. But were there even 15,000 sold for an April game of a 100-loss team? I think there was a lot of skepticism at the start of this season, and I think more fans are becoming believers.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:19 PM
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That's true. But were there even 15,000 sold for an April game of a 100-loss team? I think there was a lot of skepticism at the start of this season, and I think more fans are becoming believers.
How much do bobbleheads usually draw? The originally-scheduled game in April was supposed to be the Abreu Silver Slugger bobblehead day, and the giveaway was rescheduled along with the game.
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How much do bobbleheads usually draw? The originally-scheduled game in April was supposed to be the Abreu Silver Slugger bobblehead day, and the giveaway was rescheduled along with the game.
A Ton, what is encouraging is that people that came for the bobble head stayed to watch the game. Park was packed!
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A Ton, what is encouraging is that people that came for the bobble head stayed to watch the game. Park was packed!
I was there this afternoon also and it was awesome to see that many people in the park for a Wednesday afternoon game. Beautiful day and the team played great. Sox fans will always support a team playing quality baseball. Not that garbage we've seen for the majority of the last decade though.
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:56 PM
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A Ton, what is encouraging is that people that came for the bobble head stayed to watch the game. Park was packed!
It must be a ton. As soon as the game was postponed in April, they said it would be a split doubleheader instead of a straight doubleheader. That extra waiting around makes for a long day at the ballpark for everyone involved, and teams avoid it if possible. That can only mean that the bobblehead game, plus the fireworks game tonight, must have sold enough early tickets that the team already knew that a straight doubleheader would be impossible.
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I remember reading, on Fangraphs I think, that the Sox currently enjoy the third-largest year-over-year attendance increase of around roughly 2.2k/game. For a team that hovers around .500, that's not bad...and a good sign of things to come.
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I remember reading, on Fangraphs I think, that the Sox currently enjoy the third-largest year-over-year attendance increase of around roughly 2.2k/game. For a team that hovers around .500, that's not bad...and a good sign of things to come.

All of this with the pedestrian coverage provided by the papers and TV media.
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Old 07-04-2019, 06:34 AM
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Last year, a stop on the South Side was basically a breather for road-weary AL teams. As long as you did what you were supposed to do and didnít beat yourself, you were likely leaving here winning 2-out-of-3. That is no longer the case. Fans who have gone to games this season have not been sitting through absolute misery.
And just think where this team would be without all the injuries to the pitching staff
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