Wins, Losses Not The Only Cubs Numbers To Watch In ’13

Today’s column from CBS Chicago

(CBS) Yes, it’s been 104 years since the Cubs last won a World Series and it’s been 67 years since they even played in a Fall Classic. But it simply isn’t true that the North Siders never snap any streaks at Wrigley Field.

Heck, the Cubs did so just last season – when they failed to draw at least 3 million fans for the first time since 2003.

This summer on the North Side of Chicago, plenty of attention will be placed on the number of wins – and losses – that the Cubs pile up during Year 2 of The Age of Theo. But the attendance figures at the corner of Clark & Addison might be just as interesting to follow.

Perhaps even more so.

Last season, the Cubs drew 2,882,756 fans to Wrigley Field, which was still good for the 10th best attendance in the majors, but also constituted a 4.5 percent drop from the 3,017,966 the came through the turnstiles in 2011. It also was the first time that the attendance had fallen below the 3 million mark since the Cubs first surpassed that milestone in 2004.

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