Cubs broadcasters didn’t have anything good to talk about as New York routed Chicago, so they complained about “bandwagon” Yankees fans instead.
The Yankees being the best team in baseball is a tough reality for some fans around the league to process.
For Cubs broadcasters Jon Sciambi and Jim Dechaies, Chicago being uncompetitive and New York being utterly dominant certainly hasn’t been the easiest pill to swallow.
NY eked out a 2-1 win to start the series on Friday but it’s been all Yankees since with an 8-0 win on Saturday and Sunday’s game turning into an even more embarrassing onslaught.
So Schiambi and Dechaies had to find ways to fill the air and they did so by turning salty.
Salty Cubs broadcasters not handling impending doom against Yankees well
Schiambi brought up low attendance figures in the 90s as the conversation turned to the subject of bandwagon fans and frontrunners.
Never mind that you could say the same about most teams at some point in their existence. When teams consistently lose, fans don’t tend to turn up. When they win, the people come. It’s the same story in New York as it is in Chicago or Los Angeles.
On a Tuesday night in June in 1996, the Cubs welcomed a home crowd of 15, 431 against the Phillies. That doesn’t mean fans who turn up to Wrigley Field now are bandwagoners.
Chicago’s social media team took a shot at NY fans on Saturday night as well. It didn’t end well for them.
The Yankees had an 18-4 lead going into the ninth inning on Sunday, so it doesn’t really matter what kind of fans New York has in the stands. They got to watch their team pile it on while getting the series sweep and adding to their impressive win total this season. Only Cubs fans have space in their psyche to think about attendance figures at a time like this.