View Full Version : Thunderbolts still can't draw a crowd
06-04-2004, 02:12 PM
I find it so funny that the Mayor of Crestwood complained that is was the Cheetahs (Who are now Thunderbolts) previous owner who did not advertise the team, nor try to draw attendance.
I'm a faithful reader of the local newspaper, and there is not squat about the Thunderbolts in there, and attendance has been low, same as before, so I'd like to know why the Mayor blamed the previous owners of the team, when he himself (or should I say his son) cannot draw a crowd either.
07-10-2004, 07:37 PM
Thats because they are going through so many players, putting outfielders as infielders and infielders as outfielders. These coaches don't know when they have a great ball player in front of them. I've seen some excellent infielders there that have even been used as a pitcher because the pitching staff failed so bad. He sets the good exciting players down and plays the ones that do not even want to be there. They just keep moving them in and out the door.
07-16-2004, 01:38 AM
Do they adtervize themslef around the Chicagoland Area?
Ken, Steelheads fan
07-17-2004, 06:49 PM
Yes, they advertise in the Chicagoland area. I saw a commercial for the Windy City Thunderbolts on cable TV here in Gary, Indiana a week ago.
The crowd looks pretty big here, at least it does on a fireworks night:
07-17-2004, 07:58 PM
I've visited somewhere in the neighborhood of 50 minor league stadiums around the country, mostly in the east. I've never bee to this one but I've got to say that is the weirdest looking stadium I've ever seen. Where is the right side of the stadium?!! Looks like they spent a bunch of money on making the left side look good and then didn't bother to build the right side. Maybe the pictures don't show the whole thing. At least I hope so!
Ken, Steelheads fan
07-18-2004, 02:08 PM
No, that's the whole stadium. My understanding is that they didn't build a matching upper deck along the first base side because high-voltage power lines were in the way.
Windy City is in a tough position, there are a surplus of minor/Indy League teams within the area, they are overshadowed by the Flyers and Cougars especially.
As far as frequent roster moves, that is "TM" of the manager, Steve is a great manager and that is how he operates.
I think it could work in the S. Suburbs, I think the market is in Lake County, but no land and no stadium present a problem.
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