Life as a fan of the Chicago Cubs

Let me tell you, it’s not easy being a Cub fan. It’s tough to stick with a loser, year in and year out, yet I continue to do it every.single.year. Some might say that’s crazy. Why stick with a dead horse? Why keep getting on the boat every year, knowing it’s going to sink? I do not know. All I know is that I grew up a Cub fan, and a Cub fan I shall remain. This captain goes down with the ship, each and every year.

Living in St Louis, the heart of Cardinal Nation, does not make my life easier during baseball season.  For 8 months out of the year, I live a tortured existence. I fear turning on ESPN and seeing what happened in the NL Central that day. I can’t even bring myself to visit the official Cubs website on a day to day basis. And I am married to a Cardinal fan, who does not let me forget that the only team worse than the Cubs is the Houston Astros.

As I type this, I’m watching my team play our big divisional rival, the aforementioned St Louis Cardinals, on ESPN. National TV, which is nice, you know. That way, our embarrassment can be viewed by people around the country.

I blame everyone, too. The players. Definitely the coaching. DEFINITELY the front office. GM Hendry is the biggest lame duck ever. He’s making GWB look like a God-damned genius with his decisions of late. Clearly, things need to change. The team is on pace to lose 100 games, for crying out loud. It’s pathetic and awful. Trades should have been made, but were not. Why? Again, I do not know. It is beyond my comprehension, the shenanigans going on at 1060 W. Addison.

So, am I completely nutballs for sticking with a loser? Or is this a true testament to my loyalty? Is this proof that I will always be there for the ones I love? I like to think so.

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