WGN, Give Us The Cubs Back!
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Starting with the 2015 baseball season, WGN has decided to no longer broadcast Chicago Cubs games on WGN America. This decision, no doubt a money maker for cable companies and MLB, had the immediate effect of alienating Cubs fans from all across the country.
For decades, Cubs fans have been able to watch the games from virtually any corner of this country because, like TBS (The Braves,) WGN America has been available on virtually all cable systems. The Cubs, the team we all hate to love, have gained thousands of new fans and were able to hold onto to fans because they were able to stay connected to the team. A tremendous amount of merchandise was purchased by these fans. And let's not forget that because we were watching the Cubs, WGN America had a viewer base thousands of times larger, allowing them to sell advertising and earn money from cable companies for carrying their network.
We fans, outside the immediate City of Chicago area, want WGN to return the Cubs to WGN America. This can only be a win-win for WGN, The Cubs, & the fans.