Friday, February 25, 2011

Let's Have a Cubs Attendance Guessing Game

It seems that ticket sales today for the Cubs have not been as brisk as the Cubs would like.  This isn't to say that Wally Hayward or whoever it is that took over for Frank Maloney in the ticket office won't soon make a statement about how the ticket sales were indeed very strong (but some good seats remain if your hurry NOW!).  We'll never really know until after the fact, and even then we can only make logical guesses and extrapolations as to how they actually are doing in the individual ticket sales department.

We don't really know how many tickets are controlled by season ticket holders, so we have no idea what the absolute floor for an announced attendance would be.  Since the major leagues only announce tickets sold, there could theoretically be a game that is witnessed live by only Al Yellon up in the left field bleachers and Ronnie Woo doing his thing about five feet away from Al and the Cubs would still announce the attendance at somewhere between 25,000 to 27,000 (probably) just because of all the season ticket sales.

So, since Ron Santo used to really entertain us with his attendance guesses, I'd like to pay homage to Ronny on what would have been his 71st birthday with a twist on the Attendance Guessing game and have a little contest.

Let's guess the lowest attendance figure of the season for the Cubs at Wrigley Field.  You might think the team is really good, so those September games will be selling all summer long as people try to guess when a clinching game might occur.  You might think that the Cubs will be lucky to not lose 100 games and that nobody will want to use Cubs tickets to wipe themselves by the time August rolls around.  Whatever you think about the team and the season, send me your guess for what would be the lowest attendance figure announced.

It isn't the Price is Right so as long as you are the closest, whether over or under, you win.  If there is a tie, I'll use whoever is closest to guessing Wrigley's total attendance figure for the year as the tie breaker.

So send me your guess for Wrigley low game attendance of the year and your guess of total 2011 attendance at Wrigley to enter.  You don't have to predict the date of the low attendance, just have the closest guess at the lowest announced figure.

It is really easy to enter.  I won't make you enter five other contests you don't care about in order to enter this one or anything.  There are no wristbands or virtual waiting rooms.

You can enter a couple of ways:
I'll stop taking new entries the day before Opening Day, so you have until midnight on Thursday, March 31st, to get me your guesses.

The winner will receive a Collector's Edition Cubs Monopoly Game!

Buy up property and make your friends and family pay to land there so you can get fake rich and pretend you can buy the actual Cubs!  People are buying this in the stores for something like $30 and you can get it for free.  How cool would that be?

Enter now!


Doc Blume said...

Well, damn...I already have that monopoly game.

Berselius said...

WTF? Billy Williams and Soriano are the blue properties?

mb21 said...

I know, b. No Boardwalk for DeRosa? I was going to hurry out and buy this, but not anymore.

Aisle 424 said...

This one is actually the 2002 version (unopened) with Sosa and Banks as the blue properties.

Aisle 424 said...

Given how Sosa is regarded by the Cubs now, I'd guess he's now the Income Tax space.

Kin said...

Shit, I wish season tickets were $75 :-P

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