CHICAGO The guy in the Ryne Sandberg jersey wasn’t happy.He wasn’t happy because his Cubs were losing Game 4 of the World Series to Cleveland by a couple runs in the sixth inning. He wasn’t happy because a lo s would mean his favorite team would be downthree games to one 0in the best-of-seven series.He had plenty of reasons not to be happy.But the thing that really got his goat? MORE: Each team’s worst postseason memoryDude in the Sandberg jersey is not happy with the crowd’s lack of energy. Yelled „it’s been 71 years … the Cubs deserve better than this.“ Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016He wasn’t wrong. Wrigley Field was intense before the game and borderline insane when Dexter Fowler scored to put the Cubs ahead in the first inning.From there, though, the life slowly was sucked out of this crowd. By the time Jason Kipnis hit his three-run homer in the top of the seventh of a game Cleveland eventually won7-2, the ballpark had been almost completely drained of positive emotion.MORE: Three takeaways from Game 4As a friend of mine put it, Cleveland is like the baseball equivalent of a boa constrictor.It’s a damn good description. With every anxious breath the opposing team (or fans) take, a Corey Kluber curveball or a Francisco Lindor single or an Andrew Miller slider or a Carlos Santana home run or a brilliant Terry Francona managerial decision squeezes just a little bit tighter.MORE: SN’s Game 4 blogAfter the Cubs took that first-inning lead, Francona’s club bounced back quickly to take the lead with two runs in the second, then added one more in the third and another in the sixth. With each run Cleveland scored, and each scorele s inning the Cubs put up, the mood in the stands at Wrigley drifted further from the pregame excitement.The auxiliary pre s box is in the upper deck, down the third-base line. We’re right in the mix, and it’s impo sible not to notice the ebb and Phil Rizzuto Jersey flow of the crowd reaction. In the sixth inning, Anthony Rizzo led off with a double, but a flyout, a strikeout and a ground out ended the inning without Rizzo even reaching third safely, much le s cro sing the plate.MORE: World Series in photosAs I looked down to write 53 on my scorecard third baseman Jose Ramirez throwing out Addison Ru sell at first the silence of the crowd caught my attention. I thought I’d mi sed something horrible on the field that caused the crowd to collectively gasp.It just got eerily quiet at Wrigley after that wasted leadoff double. Like, „outfielders just collided and everyone hopes they’re OK“ quiet. Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) October 30, 2016Nope. It was just the air going completely out of the ballpark.MORE: Kluber excels Matt Holliday Jersey on short restThe Cubs players hadn’t given up by that point, of course, but it felt like hope for winning Game 4 had disappeared from the crowd. Well, except for the fans like the guy wearing the Sandberg jersey.What does this mean for Game 5 on Sunday? Nothing, of course.MORE: Game 4 player ratingsThese fans just want to see their Cubbies win so very much. I’ve talked with dozens around Wrigley the past couple days, and their stories are compelling. They all have legitimate I’ve loved the Cubs since stories. They spent a ton of money to come from around the country to Chicago, and many of them in the stadium paid several thousand dollars on the secondary market for tickets to the game.So, yeah, it’s incredibly disappointing to see a team like Cleveland slowly squeeze the hope of winning away. You spend $2,500 on a ticket and you want to end the night singing Go, Cubs, Go with 30,000 of your new best friends.You don’t want it to end hoping next year will be better.