A Cubs channel would be a questionable move for most Cubs fans. Not the young computer savvy fans like those of us reading this site…but the older Americans who, much like the Atlanta Braves fans, (aka America’s Team) came to love the team becuase they were broadcast on a nationwide feed. The Cubs are in a large media market without a doubt, and as such could benefit the organization greatly. However, a large number of their fans are spread out all over the country. Restrict access to these fans, or requiring a premium payment may very well alienate this fan base all together.
Opening bids are due on the Cubs sale on Friday…Until then it’s wait and see.