hwiggen wrote:Good for Marty Brennamen. In an age where broadcasters have become cheerleaders or so politically correct that they can't criticize anything it's refreshing to hear a hall of fame calliber guy tell it like it is.
Yes, I know there are some knowledgable Cubs fans out there but he's absolutely right about the majority of the people in the stands at Wrigley. It's a party, an event, a place to be seen more than a ball game and that is why you see fans acting like every game is game seven of the World Series; of course, if the Cubs lose, it's no sweat off their backs--the Cubs are the loveable losers-- they're supposed to lose.
I have alway pretty much agreed with that sentiment. When the day comes that the Wrigley Field is no longer the home of the Cubs (and I hope that is a long time from now since I love the old stadiums)...I think you will see a major difference in the Cub fandom. How many thousands of people (from all parts of the country) a season make the trek to 1060 West Addison in Chicago just to see Wrigley field?
A big part of the Cub mystique is tied directly to Wrigley Field IMO. You could almost say the same thing about the Packers and Lambeau Field. I am a diehard Packer fan (since the early 70's)....but must admit that Lambeau Field and the Packers go hand in hand and one without the other would just not be the same. I mean...to this day..I still get goose bumps walking into Lambeau. I will always love the Packers...but part of the excitement of going to a game is the chance to once again sit in Lambeau Field.