baseball is a funny sport. while many fans may like to put blinders on and say their team is best...truth is, every year, only one team can be called champ. and, as a lifelong cub fan, i say there is nothing lovable about losing. every spring i sweat optimism that this will finally be the year. and we both know how that turned out. but i am beyond rooting for another team. my dad took me to wrigley at a youngster...and i've been hooked ever since. as far as baseball goes...i guess i am just stuck with my team. but it is infinately more frustrating than thrilling.
but few other teams are perfect, right? the braves (whom i admire) won, what? 10 consecutive (i think, maybe more) division titles? but only one series? that...appears to just as frustrating as not going to the playoffs for 100 consecutive years. and their fans seemed to feel it was a right of passage going to the playoffs. ignoring the first round of playoff series, because it didn't get serious till the world series. that...is arrogance, no?
who is it you hear from about those lovable losers? fans? underdogs are favored, you know that? right? who could possibly be more of an underdog than the cubs? those pathetic...underperforming...let you down in the end, cubs?
and dusty has won manager of the year more than once, right? but i agree, he's still a veteran loving stiff.
anyway, don't be a hater, bro. it's all good. if you are reds fan...sorry, they should blow this year. but the braves may stand a shot in a good division. the cubs, they are expected to win a weak division again, with only milwaukee expected to challenge. but after two years of making the playoffs without a victory to show for it...you won't be hearing from me till we make it to the world series. i look forward to being silent for the next few years.
I want to tell her that I love her a lot, but I got to get a belly full of wine.