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Cubs fans had a rough year in 2012, but they're already looking forward to a better team in 2013.
The Chicago Cubs just completed one of the worst seasons in the team's history, and it's been a tough year on their fans as well. 2012 saw the Cubs lose 101 games, and all of the losing was rough for the readers over at Bleed Cubbie Blue to take. Al Yellon had the following to say about the Cubs 2012 season at SB Nation's Cubs blog:
"This has been perhaps the most difficult year I have ever had as a Cubs fan. Beyond the losses and horrendous play I've seen, some of what's happened has had me saying things to others here that I truly regret. Please let this serve as a complete and overall apology for any harsh words I've said to anyone here. We have it tough enough as Cubs fans without being at each other's throats. I am truly sorry. And now that the Cubs' record resets to 0-0 until April 1, 2013, let us reset here, talk about how to make this team better and other baseball topics. I'm sitting watching the Oakland Athletics celebrate their improbable run to the A.L. West title as I type this -- after they had just one winning season since 2006 and lost 88 games last year -- and thinking, why can't that be the Cubs soon?"
Cubs attendance figures reflect the disappointment that fans had with the 2012 season, as ticket sales were down 4.5% for the year. Cubs fans will be hoping that 2013 brings a more competitive team, they'll be opening next season on the road against the Pittsburgh Pirates. The complete 2013 schedule can be found here.