I am a Chicago Cubs fan, although it’s hard to admit sometimes. By association, I’m lumped in with the Cubs “fans” that throw garbage onto the field from the bleachers, and the “fans” that pour a perfectly good beer (okay, it’s Old Style, but I digress) onto an opposing team’s center fielder. And no, this isn’t a cry for pity.
I still love this team though. Because I love this team, you can probably figure out how much I hate seeing the team under-perform, and for lack of a better word, suck so much. I don’t want to pretend to be some visionary, but the fall of this team was pretty easy to see coming; I just thought it would happen a year later. This is a season that is quickly going the way of 2006, when the Cubs went 66-96. It probably won’t end up that bad on paper, but in the eyes and mind of this Cubs fan, it’s going to end up even worse.