I’ve decided not to attend any games at Wrigley Field this year. At least, not until I can recognize that some effort has been put into fielding a good team. And certainly not while Dusty Baker is still their manager.

Here’s the way I look at it. The Cubs are bad. They’re playing about as bad of baseball as I can remember watching them play. If this was a bad movie, I wouldn’t pay money to go to the theater to watch it. I might catch it when it comes on television.

I’m not any less of a Cub fan. In fact, I hope people recognize how this might make me more of one. I’m sacrificing one of the things I love because I refuse to put money into the pocket of the organization that is helping to contribute to my having a lousy summer. I still root for them everyday. I still wear my Cubs hat with pride. I’m just not going to feed the Tribune Company any more of my money.

Sell the team, Tribune. Sell it to Mark Cuban, actually. We’ll be winning in a year.

2 thoughts on “Cubs misery spells cheaper souvenirs.

  1. Hey, at least some good came out of this.

    I really hope everything works out for you guys! As I followed the Tigers during their epic 43-119 season in 2003, I know the pain of this year’s Cubs and Royals.

  2. Being a Red Sox fan I can identify with your plight – I hope the Cubs can win it all soon like the Sox did, it was fantastic. Cuban buying the team would be a HUGE step in the right direction.

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