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WVRedsFan
06-18-2006, 04:27 PM
Just curious. From the sound of the crowd when the Sox would do something, about half came down from Chicago.

KittyDuran
06-18-2006, 04:29 PM
Too many... :( Chicago fans of both teams seem to be very loud...
When I go to Cleveland next weekend, I'll politely cheer but I'll be alone and enemy territory.

WVRedsFan
06-18-2006, 04:45 PM
Too many... :( Chicago fans of both teams seem to be very loud...
When I go to Cleveland next weekend, I'll politely cheer but I'll be alone and enemy territory.

Sounded like it. Kitty, I hope you have something to cheer about next weekend.

kbrake
06-18-2006, 04:56 PM
I was there last night and there seemed to be a lot of Chicago fans but not half. I was so happy to see that White Sox fans are just as obnoxious and annoying as Cubs fans.

Red in Chicago
06-18-2006, 05:07 PM
yes, there were too many therei would say that easily one third of the crowd were sox fans...the thing that i found most annoying about it was that they did the same cheer that cub fans do whenever they're in an opposing ballpark...sox fans notoriously hate cub fans, but here they are immitating them...ironic, don't ya think:p:

the hyatt was loaded with sox fans...

i think it's a shame that more cincy fans don't follow their club to opposing ballparks...

Red in Chicago
06-18-2006, 05:11 PM
I was there last night and there seemed to be a lot of Chicago fans but not half. I was so happy to see that White Sox fans are just as obnoxious and annoying as Cubs fans.

while i don't like the "let's go white sox (or cubs) cheer", if reds fans were more willing to buy a ticket, or at least be more vocal, all those opposing fans wouldn't be heard;)

friday night i had about 10 sox fans immediately around me in section 126...all were fine, just being fans of their team...saturday night, i had about 15 fans around me in section 133 and the same thing could be said...

MattyHo4Life
06-18-2006, 05:18 PM
You should see it in St. Louis when the Cubs come to town. I haven't been to any Cards/Cubs games this year, but last year had some of the loudest games. There were chears for absolutely everything. It sounded like half of the fans were Cubs fans, but both the Cards and Cubs fans were equally loud. There was no down time, because when one set of fans wasn't cheering, the other set was screaming their lungs out.

Marc D
06-18-2006, 05:23 PM
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i think it's a shame that more cincy fans don't follow their club to opposing ballparks...

Probably has a lot to do with W's and L's.

teams fresh off a WS win seem to have more avid fans than teams mired in mediocrity for a decade or so.

kbrake
06-18-2006, 05:29 PM
while i don't like the "let's go white sox (or cubs) cheer", if reds fans were more willing to buy a ticket, or at least be more vocal, all those opposing fans wouldn't be heard;)

friday night i had about 10 sox fans immediately around me in section 126...all were fine, just being fans of their team...saturday night, i had about 15 fans around me in section 133 and the same thing could be said...

I dont have a problem with someone cheering for their team, my problem is that alot of Cubs fans and some of the White Sox fans that I have sat around are drunk clowns who just scream the whole game.

Red in Chicago
06-18-2006, 05:47 PM
Probably has a lot to do with W's and L's.

teams fresh off a WS win seem to have more avid fans than teams mired in mediocrity for a decade or so.

the cubs have been mired in mediocrity forever, yet milwaukee, cincy and st. louis have more than their share of cub fans in the park...just sayin'

Outshined_One
06-18-2006, 05:51 PM
You should see it in St. Louis when the Cubs come to town. I haven't been to any Cards/Cubs games this year, but last year had some of the loudest games. There were chears for absolutely everything. It sounded like half of the fans were Cubs fans, but both the Cards and Cubs fans were equally loud. There was no down time, because when one set of fans wasn't cheering, the other set was screaming their lungs out.

Same holds true for when the Cardinals come into Chicago. The Cubs fans and Cardinals fans are constantly ribbing each other and heckling the teams on the field. I remember at the end of their first series this year, the Cubs fans were chanting "SWEEP! SWEEP! SWEEP!" non-stop as the third game wrapped up.

As the Cubs have gotten progressively worse, however, people have stopped coming out on the road. In past years, tons of Cubs fans would pop up everywhere from LA to Yankee Stadium to Florida. This year...that's kind of gone downhill. They're officially on pace for 100 losses, impressively enough.

KronoRed
06-18-2006, 05:51 PM
Cub fans wear the badge of cursed loser and wear it proudly, if that team ever won anything half their fan base would leave.

They the bizarro team of MLB.

Marc D
06-18-2006, 05:52 PM
the cubs have been mired in mediocrity forever, yet milwaukee, cincy and st. louis have more than their share of cub fans in the park...just sayin'

Cubs fans are the exception to the rule. They haven't won in 100 years and fill that stadium daily. They revel in their loser status, most normal folk like to see a little something from their team before they start road tripping.

vaticanplum
06-18-2006, 06:30 PM
It's always this way for interleague play, particularly when the cities are as close as these two are, and it's a weekend, and these are two teams that (according to the standings) are doing well. When schedules come out, people look for interleague games for which to travel, and the White Sox fans -- who are buying a lot of tickets right now -- presumably saw a good weekend (father's Day) series that wasn't too far away and probably had tickets months in advance. For Reds fans, their team is there half the year; they're probably not as diligent at really looking at specific home games ahead of time, so a lot of seats were probably sold to Sox fans months ago. The reason they were so noticeable is because they swept us. Had the Reds done so -- or even, you know, won a single freaking game -- the Reds fans would have been louder.

I saw the Tigers play the Cubs this weekend; it was the same way. cubs fans are notoriously loud, but they were silenced by the numerous, loud Detroit fans. I really don't think the White Sox fans outnumbered the Reds ones nor are they inherently "better fans"; there were just a decent amount given the circumstances and they were given more reason to cheer.

Unassisted
06-18-2006, 06:40 PM
Granted, the sweep was painful. But it should bring us all comfort to know that the Reds lightened the wallets of all of those out of town fans. Every ticket sold, every hot dog eaten and every beverage consumed at GABP during those games helped fill the coffers of our favorite team.

The next time the Reds sign a player to a big contract, don't forget to thank those White Sox fans. :D

KronoRed
06-18-2006, 06:47 PM
That's the spirit Unassisted :lol:

Virginia Beach Reds
06-18-2006, 07:26 PM
It was maybe 10% Sox fans today. They were loud and annoying though. Chanting Lets Go White Sox in the opposing teams ballpark is a sad testimony to how the series went. Everytime they would chant that loser phrase, I and many others would boo loudly. I commented to my father in law this afternoon that only a handful were real fans back 10 years ago when their teams were losing more than winning and only filling Comisky half full.

Like unnassted said, they probably paid for a good reliever at the break if we're still in it by all of the beer they drank this weekend.

reds44
06-18-2006, 07:27 PM
On Satuday the problem wasn't the amount of Sox fans there, but they just made more noise then we did. When we wanted to, we drowned them out with no problem at all.

Gallen5862
06-18-2006, 07:32 PM
I like that thinking Unassisted let them help us pay for upgrades to the team.

creek14
06-18-2006, 09:42 PM
I talked to a bunch of them Sat night a GameDay (and seem to remember kissing one who thought I was in my 30's...). They are just people who are as rabid as we all are - and their team actually wins now and then.

Joseph
06-18-2006, 10:29 PM
I sat next to a couple of them on Saturday and we just made simple conversation through out the whole game. They asked who [and why] we'd traded Casey to, and how in the heck Aurilia was a clean up hitter that night. Even went as far to say the Reds were just a pitcher or two away from being a real threat.

Very polite, intelligent, and didn't get obnoxious like the other Illinois teams fans.

Red in Chicago
06-18-2006, 11:04 PM
Granted, the sweep was painful. But it should bring us all comfort to know that the Reds lightened the wallets of all of those out of town fans. Every ticket sold, every hot dog eaten and every beverage consumed at GABP during those games helped fill the coffers of our favorite team.

The next time the Reds sign a player to a big contract, don't forget to thank those White Sox fans. :D

i know they lightened my wallet considerably...and i'm not happy about it...i spent about 10 hours in the car and $900 this weekend, just to see a pathetic display of baseball by the home team...only one more game for me this year since i already have tickets...sure hope the concepcion bobblehead is worth it ;)

toledodan
06-19-2006, 02:51 AM
The next time the Reds sign a player to a big contract, don't forget to thank those White Sox fans. :D



the next will be the first time. i hope we can stay in the hunt long enough to see what the front office will do. picking up players like yan and castro aren't helping this team. we need to make a statement trade and sign him to a long term deal.

KronoRed
06-19-2006, 03:25 AM
the next will be the first time.
Eric Milton says hello ;)

toledodan
06-19-2006, 12:38 PM
Eric Milton says hello ;)




i want a impact player not the homerun allowed king.:D all kidding aside i must give milton credit for turning things around. i'm just bummed about the rolen and colon trades that never happened.:bang:

Chip R
06-19-2006, 01:20 PM
I saw the Tigers play the Cubs this weekend; it was the same way. cubs fans are notoriously loud, but they were silenced by the numerous, loud Detroit fans.

Yeah, I was listening to the Saturday game on the radio and there were a lot of Tigers fans there. I've been in CHI for Cuns Reds games in the mid-late 90s and there were definitely a lot of Reds fans there at the time and even thought the Reds were mediocre, the Cubs were worse.

membengal
06-19-2006, 01:41 PM
i know they lightened my wallet considerably...and i'm not happy about it...i spent about 10 hours in the car and $900 this weekend, just to see a pathetic display of baseball by the home team...only one more game for me this year since i already have tickets...sure hope the concepcion bobblehead is worth it ;)

Sounds like my bad luck for having picked the Phillies games back in May to make the yearly sojourn. Only that was 15 hours in the car, my car blew up on the way, and the Adam Dunn figurine ain't ever gonna be worth it. Oh, and I traumatized my 4-year-old with the fireworks. And I may have additionally traumatized him with Quentin McCracken's dropping the fly ball in a 0-0 game that led to the Phillies scoring on the night Lieber damn near threw a perfect game.

Actually, given the way the Reds have continually choked in front of large crowds at home this year, I am pleased that their attendance is where its at. They have had numerous chances at big home wins, and pretty much come up empty all season...

KittyDuran
06-19-2006, 03:03 PM
Oh, and I traumatized my 4-year-old with the fireworks.Oh, mem...:( he was OK after you got out of the seats?

membengal
06-19-2006, 03:06 PM
Oh, mem...:( he was OK after you got out of the seats?

Not so much. Even the next night, despite good seats down the first base line, he was near tears just from worry over the possibilty of fireworks. He made us sit back upstairs down the left field line as far from potential fireworks as possible. Even then, he sat there cringing the whole game worrying about them. In fact, I think the karma from his worry was SO bad that it led to Lieber's near perfection, the offensive woes/slump that followed, and every other bad thing that befell that team the rest of May.

That one's all on me...

Edit: But it was fun to meet you, Chip, GAC and redsland (?)...that part was very cool.

Chip R
06-19-2006, 03:46 PM
Not so much. Even the next night, despite good seats down the first base line, he was near tears just from worry over the possibilty of fireworks. He made us sit back upstairs down the left field line as far from potential fireworks as possible. Even then, he sat there cringing the whole game worrying about them. In fact, I think the karma from his worry was SO bad that it led to Lieber's near perfection, the offensive woes/slump that followed, and every other bad thing that befell that team the rest of May.

That one's all on me...

Edit: But it was fun to meet you, Chip, GAC and redsland (?)...that part was very cool.

I would think if he was OK after meeting GAC, nothing could shake him. ;)