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October 16th, 2003

An Open Letter to Cubs Fans

Dear Cubs Fans,

It’s been some year, hasn’t it?

My favorite team, the White Sox, almost made the playoffs. Almost. But we screwed up an important series towards the end of the season and didn’t recover. And then you guys, of all people, made it into the playoffs.

I must admit, I was a little surprised you made it as far as you did. That’s good. You have some good talent on your team (I forgot about Kenny Lofton’s presence.) You have arguably the best “real” baseball park in the country. And your fans? They’ll be around as long as you serve beer at the park – a long, long time.

But let’s be honest here. The Cubs. You have a curse you’ve been trying to shake for, well, 58 years. Your team is known as “lovable losers.” It’s sad, really, that you came so close. Just imagine the outright sadness in Chicago – it’ll last all the way until the season starts again.

A win would’ve been great for Chicago, as a city, because there hasn’t been any winning going on since Michael Jordan. The Bears? Please. The Sox? No one shows up for their games, even though they’re solid. The Bulls? Too young yet. The Cubs? The Cubs win by not winning.

Listen, do me a favor. Watch Back to the Future Part II. It reveals exactly when the Cubs will win the World Series – against Miami (presumably, a relocated Marlins team.) That’s still 12 years away.

Sleep well,

– Paul

Posted in Sports

The Kid March 21, 2007, 3:33 pm

I have been a Cubs fan since 1984, 23 years now. I’ve been always been proud of my team and I’ll never stop being a fan of the Cubbies, win or lose. So in the words of a true Chicago Cubs fan: Just wait ’till next year!

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