Probably I was one of about 47 people who watched last night's 2-8 Cub-drubbing by Arizona.
I mean, I watched but it was unwatchable.
I googled "Cubs tv ratings" and the newest article (the Sherman Report) is from August 31st.
It says White Sox games rule tv in Chicago (yada yada whatever dude), but worse is that the guy compared the 2008 numbers with this year's.
It's a drop of 62%.
In your basic world of tv, that "Cubs" show would get cancelled.
Now, I'm still totally for the Theo Plan, and the minors are seriously, truly, amazingly looking up (see Cubs Den).
But damn, if I'm Tom Ricketts I'm pretty worried about income for next year.
Bad business, bad mojo, bad everything.
The Jed Hoyer quotes about having money to spend on some free agentry (pitching) for next year, that can't be a lie because the product at Wrigley Field has to improve.
A handful of 2-year Paul Maholm-types, a handful of Shawn Camps...
This season HAS to be the Cubs hitting rock bottom (isn't a hundred losses enough?), and next year we HAVE to see some kind of progress.
Or who's gonna watch?
If everything aligns in my crazy current schedule, I'll be at Wrigley on Tues nite against the (I Hate The) Astros.
That would be only game number three for me this year.
And I'm kind of a big fan.