I’m a day late on this one but this season has really changed my mind about the Cubs.
Although I’m a Sox fan, I have always supported the Cubs and rooted for them whenever they’ve reached the playoffs. If the Cubs win, it’s good for Chicago. Plus a lot of my best friends are long-suffering Cubs fans.
But this year has opened my eyes. They’ve dismantled the team yet 37,000 still show up every game. I’ve never heard fans show more patience and hope towards a management team in Chicago, “Give them until 2014. Then you’ll see.” I mean Ricketts’ hiring of Theo bought him 2 years of being horrible and probably 1-2 years of just being competitive before fans will expect anything from the team, if ever. They’re advertising their celebrity 7th-inning stretch singers and you know what? It’s going to work. Out of 37,000 people who show up every game, maybe 10,000 actually care about the game and the other 27,000 care about “the experience,” which includes celebrity 7th-inning stretch singers.