I’ve been a Cubs fan since I reached the age of reason. I love my cubbies and I feel an intense kinship with the fans. What I saw last night though, was weak, horrible and pathetic. All of these supposed ‘cubs fans’ (which is code for idiots who could afford to plunk down $300 or better on the open market for a ticket, which is bullshit of the highest order and another rant altogether) sitting on their hands waiting for them to fail. Listen, you’ve got to stand up, you’ve got to make noise, you’ve got to show those boys the love they’ve come to expect from the friendly confines. Just sitting there, some of you dozing off, when this is ostensibly the most important series in the history of the organization shows you NOT to be true fans, but fairweather fuckheads who want desperately to a part of the Wrigley culture but don’t have the strength of spirit to actually BE a Cubs fan.
I implore you, take that ticket you overpaid for Mr. Banker, Mr. business man, walk up to the first kid in a Cubs jersey you see sitting on the curb looking forlorn about not being able to see his heroes in person, and hand that ticket to him. Fill those stand with people who love the Cubbies and they will go all the way. If the stands are filled with far weather fans, (and they send Dempster back to AAA) they’ll make it, at least until they meet the Angels.