Over the past 13 seasons, I have seen about 600 games at Wrigley from Aisle 424. Some of them have been great, like the tie-breaker against the Giants in 1998 or when the Cubs came back from a 6-2 deficit with 2 outs and nobody on in the ninth against Milwaukee in 2008. Many were ice cold slaps in the face like the game against Houston shortly after the 1998 trade deadline when Randy Johnson started for the Astros against either Don Wengert or someone who is even more unmemorable than him. A few were gut-wrenching torture that we don't need to rehash again here since we all talk about those games too much anyway.
So you would think that I would be able to muster more emotion in saying good-bye to the package I have held since the day before Harry Caray collapsed while dancing with Dutchie on Valentine's Day in 1998.
But I'm strangely at peace with the decision.
Maybe it is because the Cubs had a horrible season, have no plans to realistically make it any better, and still managed to raise my ticket package cost from last year.
Maybe it is the new owner's prioritizing revenue streams and amenities over making any change to how the Cubs' baseball operations actually go about their business.
Maybe I've just gotten to the point where spending over 50 days at the ballpark per season is not the best allocation of my time, especially considering there is nothing special to watch at Wrigley these days.
Maybe I am tired of all the Trixies and Chads that have taken over the neighborhood and ballpark.
Maybe I have grown weary of the crap customer service and surly demeanor of stadium personnel.
Maybe my brain has finally won the battle with my heart when thinking about the Cubs and potential post-season glory.
Maybe it is a combination of all of the above.
So today I say goodbye to my status as a Cubs season ticket holder. Aside from what to do about the name of this blog, it really hasn't been as hard a decision as I thought it would be.
Monday, November 1, 2010
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