Oh. Cubs.

Alright guys. Shake it off (twelve sports page stories say you already have).


Start hitting lefties again (three stories say you can't, but four say you will).

Why must we bite our nails for every W? (Sportswriters love to tell us about curses and hexes.)  

We know you'll pull it out.  But oh man you make it hard.

There's a speech at the end of the movie, The American President, and it contains the memorable lines,

America isn't easy. America is advanced citizenship. You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight. It's gonna say "You want free speech? Let's see you acknowledge a man whose words make your blood boil, who's standing center stage and advocating at the top of his lungs that which you would spend a lifetime opposing at the top of yours.

Well, that, my friends has a baseball analogy and it's Cubs fandom.  It's advanced baseball fandom.  You gotta want it bad, 'cause it's gonna put up a fight.

Just like every Cubs W.


This article was updated on May 9, 2023

David F