* Steve Chapman quotes Scorecasting (by a U of C economist and a Sports Illustrated writer, i.e. Freakonomics + sports), which suggests that attendance at Wrigley has very little to do with the Cubs and very much to do with the price of the beer you drink when you watch the Cubs. Knowing the ambiance there it makes sense, but I still don’t think it squares with the popularity of the Cubs when they’re on the road.
* A picture of Chicago. Foreground: the International Space Station.