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4/22/20/75 Cubs and Sox

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Film Identifier: F.2012-03-1415
Run Time
0h 1m 58s
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Date Produced
A short news segment highlighting the differences in attendance at Chicago Cubs games at Wrigley Field and White Sox games at Comiskey Park. 
The film opens with ABC News Channel 7 correspondent Frank Mathie sitting among fans in the packed stands at Wrigley Field. He questions why attendance is so high, even though the Cubs are having only a slightly more successful season than the Sox. 

The second scene shows Mathie sitting in empty stands at Comiskey Park, which he calls "the house of the losers." 

The third scene shows a woman holding a banner that reads "Cubs Come Alive." The camera slowly zooms away to reveal the packed bleachers at Wrigley Field. There are a few shots of players on the field and the Philadelphia Phillies in their dugout. The piece ends with Mathie challenging the notion that you can tell which ballpark you're in based on the presence of empty seats. Though he is seated in an empty section of a ballpark, the camera then pans away to reveal Wrigley Field. 
Main Credits
Koza, Frank (is co-producer)
Actors, Performers and Participants
Mathie, Frank (is reporter)
Chicago Cubs (is participant)
Chicago White Sox (Baseball Team) (is participant)
Philadelphia Phillies (Baseball Team) (is participant)
Related Place
Chicago (represents)