Cubs Need To Lower Ticket Prices in 2013

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) The Cubs are caught up in another tailspin – this time, eight straight losses and counting. They’re 22 games out of first place with 53 left to play. And at 43-66, they have a great shot at losing 100 games for the first time since Lyndon Johnson was in the Oval Office.

Yet a bleacher ticket for tonight’s game at Wrigley Field against the division-leading Reds still costs $52. Actually, make that $67.42 with the service charge and processing fee. Oh, and did I mention that Chris Volstad (0-8, 7.22 ERA) is on the mound, too?

But, hey, Dale Sveum says Cubs fans understand.

Or, at least, they should.

“They understand,” the Cubs’ first-year manager said on Wednesday after his team went winless on its road trip to L.A. and San Diego. “… It’s no mystery now about what’s going on with the team. They’re probably champing at the bit to see some of these guys.”

At these prices? Not really, Dale. Actually, not at all.

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