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LEE ELIA'S RANT

April 29, 1983

   It was a spring game against the Pirates early in the '83 season and only 4-5,000 Cubbie fans were in attendance to watch their pathetic team get the crap beat out of them. The Cubs had' started the season a dismal 5-14 and the few fans in attendance showed their displeasure by serenading their beloved Cubs with a chorus off boos. After the game, Cubs Manager Lee Elia had enough of the Northside and the "nickel-dime people" who came to watch the Cubs suck in a sea of empty seats. Click Here to hear to listen to his infamous rant!!! (real audio)

This is one of the greatest speeches of all time. Here's what being a Cubs fan was all about before it got hip to hang out at Wrigley Field.

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"85 percent of the fucking world's working, the other 15 [percent] come out here... a fuckin' playground for the cocksuckers."

CUB FANS

SAMMY SLAMMIN'

GREAT SEASONS

PROOF OF STUPIDITY

WRIGLEY FIELD

-Elia replaced Joey Amalfitano in 1982

-The '82 Cubs finished 77-85 and drew only 1,249,278 (10th out of 12)

-Elia was fired during the '83 season and replaced by Charlie Fox. The team finished with 79 wins and drew 1,479,717

-Elia was a former White Sox player. Now a coach in Tampa Bay.

LEE ELIA'S RANT

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