The Dodgers have defeated the Cubs three games in a row now and need just one win to sweep Chicago. Los Angeles has simply dominated Chicago on all fronts: offense, defense, and pitching.
What has been just as awesome are the fans at Dodger Stadium. The crowd has been filled with fire and energy. I was at Game 2 and, after Justin Turner’s walk-off, the stadium was as loud as I’ve ever heard it. However, the crowd just wasn’t enough for Kyle Schwarber.
After Game 2, the Chicago Tribune caught up with the Cubs’ left-fielder who had this to say about Dodgers fans:
I think that you’ve got two completely different cultures you’re marketing to. L.A. is kind of the big music, pop culture mecca out here. In Chicago, we’re more blue collar, and I think our fans are more in tune to the baseball game. I feel like Wrigley knows the right time we need to get up, and things like that.
I’m not even sure I want to rebuttal his claim that Dodger fans are not in tune with the baseball game. I could easily bring up how Dodger Stadium has led all of Major League Baseball in attendance since 2013, but that won’t cut it. What about the fact that Wrigley Field didn’t break into the top ten in stadium attendance until 2015? No, I think it would be best to just take a look at how the crowd was on Tuesday.
The media always knocks Dodger fans for leaving games early during the regular season. Whether that is true or just a false stigma that won’t leave the fans is up to your discretion. However, on Tuesday Chicago fans were spotted leaving Game 3 of the NLCS early. The Los Angeles Metro Twitter account even got in on the fun!
Cubs now 0 for 29 vs Dodgers bullpen in this NLCS. Lotta fans leaving Wrigley Field now
— Scott Miller (@ScottMillerBbl) October 18, 2017
— LA Metro (@metrolosangeles) October 18, 2017
It just doesn’t seem to me like fans that are so “in tune” with the baseball game would leave a postseason game early. Besides, it’s not our fault that we have the very awesome DJ Severe and Dieter Ruehle rockin’ Dodger Stadium with the best music (follow them on Twitter if you’re not already). The Dodgers will go for the sweep on Wednesday at 6:01 p.m. pacific standard time. We’ll see if Chicago fans decide to stick around for what could be the final Cubs game of the year, or if they check out early like they did on Tuesday.
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