Sunday, October 5, 2008

We’ll Get ’Em Next Year!

That's what Cubs fans say every year. The Cubs managed to choke in the post-season by being swept in a series by the L.A. Dodgers, a team that had surprised even the best of baseball's armchair managers. So much news coverage was devoted to the Cubs "going all the way" that it was almost as if Chicago was trying to convince itself that the Cubs would win the World Series to shatter a 100 year WS drought. It makes me wonder why people root for this team after so much disappointment.

I respect those of you who go to the games, watch them on TV, know how they play, and support their team regardless of whether they win or lose. But what about those other fans getting wasted in the bleachers? Why do they stick around? Why are these people going to their games? How does this team, which manages to fawk up traffic in town regardless of what side you live on when they play at home, hold onto such a fanbase? Why aren't some of these fans at Blackhawks games? It's been a REALLY long time since they've won something and they're a Chicago team.

Yes, I am taking some passive agressive jabs at The Cubs. So be it.

Currently reading :
The Cubs: The Complete Story of Chicago Cubs Baseball
By Glenn Stout

Note: This was originally posted on MySpace with comments at:
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