Me and My Love/Hate/ Love Relationship With The Chicago Cubs….
I have been a Chicago Cubs fan for as long as I can remember.
My grandfather would always watch the Cubs on WGN TV.
When I got old enough to understand the game, I started playing baseball.
I grew up in the 80s and 90s and witnessed the great players such as Mark Grace, Ryne Sandberg, Andre Dawson, Shawn Dunston, Greg Maddox, Rick Sutcliffe, Sammy Sosa, and the list goes on and on....
For years, I witnessed the Cubs being the laughing stock of professional sports.
They never won.
But then they hired Lou Piniella as their manager and had the BEST RECORD IN THE MAJOR LEAGUES FOR 2 STRAIGHT SEASONS.
Then I had hope.
I remember it vividly......they went to the playoffs and were swept in the first round.
After that....... I couldn't take it anymore.
I denounced them.
I quit on them.
I wouldn't watch a game anymore starting liking the White Sox more (for the record I'm a White Sox fan too).
Then the 2014 season began...and I came back.
They started getting these young guys, Rizzo, drafted Kris Bryant, Soler, traded for Arrietta, signed Jon Lester, Craig Heyward and all of a sudden the Cubs are real contenders!
The team hasn't appeared in the World Series since 1945 bro.
They haven't won a World Series since 1908.
19 oh freaking 8!
So when I see this picture (above) it really means more than a team just going to The World Series.
There are generations of people who died as hopeful Cub fans.
Legends like Ron Santo, and Ernie Banks who died Cub fans.
The Great Harry Caray and Jack Brickhouse who were Cubs broadcasters and died -diehard Cubs fans.
This thing is real!
If your not a Cubs fan, at least understand how big this is.