Good news on the North Side comes in miniscule and intermediate doses this season, but supporters of the Chicago Cubs should be comforted knowing their team did not get no-hit today. Baby steps, people.
Despite sizable pregame hype and ESPN's most esteemed baseball writer flat out calling it on Twitter, Alfonso Soriano broke up Justin Verlander's no-no early on and the Cubs even have themselves a couple of runs at time of publish. What's become more newsworthy, however, is multiple reporters covering the Cubs stating they've never seen so many fans of an opposing team at Wrigley in their lives.
Long-time Tribune reporter Paul Sullivan noticed it first:
If you are the only Cubs fan at Wrigley Field today, give me a hollah. #MotownInvasion— Paul Sullivan (@PWSullivan) June 14, 2012
ESPN Chicago's Doug Padilla added:
Said our very own Dennis Tarwood:
Where you at today, Cubs fans? At work, probably.