Blog Entry

Ruining the Thrill of Victory

Posted on: August 19, 2008 2:15 pm

This 'issue' of my musings around baseball is more of a rant and I apologize profusely for it!

I am a Cubs fan.  I was torn as a kid as my dad took me to Sux games as well and in all honesty in the early 80's they were both decent clubs.  How could you not like Pudge Fisk, Baines, Luzinski & that kid with the powerful swing - Ron Kittle.  Their pitching was just ridiculous in '83 too.... but enough about the Sux.

I am a Cubs fan.  I have enjoyed most of my life as a Cubs fan despite all the misery they have given back to me.  But boy this year has been special! Still is very special as it is not even September yet.  One thing that is absolutely driving me up a wall though is all these self proclaiming Cubs fans that just pick & poke at every intricacy & over manage being a fan!  One post after another critisizing players, pitchers, Lou's decisions, trades, draft picks.... you would think the Cubs are in last or something.  Wake up people!  Realize the organization you love is doing it ALL RIGHT for once!  We have developed a ton of good talent in the last 5 years.  We have made some insane trades that I never thought possible for the Cubs. Oh yeah... and we are pace for over 100 victories!

That is not a typo ladies & gentlemen.  This team can very well win OVER ONE HUNDRED GAMES... not since 1935 have the Chicago Cubs won 100 games.... this is CRAZINESS PEOPLE.... enjoy every pitch, every smell, every second of what we are witnessing before us.

Please stop with all the crazy banter about when we should clinch.  And who should be given days off & all that nonsense.  That is why they brought in Lou Pinella.  He is GREAT AT THIS... just enjoy it and truly love what being a Cubs fan entitles you to.

That is all for now. Thank you & good day!


Category: MLB

Since: Apr 17, 2008
Posted on: August 20, 2008 3:09 am

Ruining the Thrill of Victory

Amen! Amen! And again, I say: AMEN!

Nailed it! Hook, line, and sinker. We need to enjoy EVERY SECOND of this season. NOT pick apart every little thing. That's what the other teams' fans are for.

Since: Jun 26, 2008
Posted on: August 19, 2008 4:13 pm

Ruining the Thrill of Victory

Very well put, and I couldn't agree more!! Sometimes I think the feeling borders on giddy. I am just so happy and proud of these Cubs....this TEAM! From top to bottom, it seems they all get along and enjoy playing ball together. All the right moves are being made from Jim Hendry to Lou to Geo behind the plate.

Enjoying it for sure and I wait anxiously for the stretch run because I BELIEVE!

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