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    Hawk on Wrigley

    The funny thing about Wrigley is that it was really a dump in it's time. Cubs fans along with the local and national media, act like it's so great and historic because it's old, but in reality it was built on the cheap with no upper level for the Federal League Whales. It never held a candle to Old Comiskey, Tiger Stadium, Old Yankee Stadium (pre-70's reno), Shibe Park, etc.
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    Is GRF bad at being busy

    As was said, they were expecting 10k less people. Staff don't work for free.
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    Is GRF bad at being busy

    The Sox don't managed the concession stands, Delaware North does.
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    Is GRF bad at being busy

    They were checking yesterday on the ramp to get back into the 100 from the social lounge. We had to walk up to the 500 just to come back down on the other side to get to the Craft Kave. They normally check all around if it's over 30,000, sounds like they were blown away by the walk up, so both concessions and security weren't prepared.
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    Ballpark pass is back

    I've parked in Bronzeville below the Green Line tracks for nearly 15 years. It's a 6-7 minute walk.
  6. There's really not much value in going after a foreign market, because everything in the league is centralized. In European soccer, teams control their own apparel contracts, so you see teams playing preseason games overseas to boost the team's profile and increase shirt sales, leading to a bigger deal from nike/adidas/etc. In North American sports, the league controls those deals, and the teams are all paid 1/30th of all these contracts with Majestic, New Era, etc. They really only make money off of sales when you buy directly from the team (why the Sports Depot is so valuable). TV is the same, they won't make anything off increasing ratings overseas, they'll just make the league as a whole more money on the next TV deal. Sponsorship is really the only area you can get something out of foreign interest.
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    If White Sox are sold

    Man, some of you guys are clueless. There has been 1 baseball team relocated since 1973. The White Sox are a charter franchise, that has played in the same mile radius for nearly 120 years, longest of any team in North American sports. Teams move primarily for 1 reason, they don't have an adequate stadium. Nearly every move since the turn of the century has fallen into this: Expos, Sonics, Rams, Chargers, Raiders... The Thrashers played in a modern stadium, but their ownership group wanted them out of there. TV and sponsorship money playing second fiddle in Chicago than it's ever going to be in friggen Portland or Charlotte.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    Here's the Harper story: https://94wip.radio.com/bryce-harper-decision-done
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    Cheap White Sox gear

    Seconding Marshalls/TJ Maxx. Can get some great deals, but it all depends on timing. Fanatics and Lids.com have a lot of sales and clearances too. One thing to keep in mind is that the Nike league wide contract starts next season. That means all of the Majestic branded jerseys and gear is going to be heavily discounted next offseason, just as was the case when the NFL ditched Reebok for Nike and the NHL went from Reebok to Adidas. So next winter will really be the time to stock up.
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    Machado signs with Padres 10/300

    So you'd rather the owners keep more money?
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    Renovations to Ballpark

    There's a bar counter for your food/drink and a cushioned chair, that's way better than sitting at an aluminum picnic table IMO. That would hurt my ass after 3+ hours.
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    Renovations to Ballpark

    Ticket prices are out, and for most games it's only a few dollars more than the $22 you paid. In the end it's nearly the same thing, just a little higher up and with way more availability. https://www.mlb.com/whitesox/tickets/pricing
  13. 22k is still awful, though. Maybe they could've gotten 30 in a better location.
  14. This is sooooo much more complicated and time consuming than just having 1&2 earn byes and 3-6 & 4-5 play a 3 game series, ideally just at the higher seeds park.
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