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  • I’m Rooting For A Chicago Team to Beat the Astros

    Posted on October 26th, 2005 Brian No comments

    I’m a Cubs fan. There, I’ve said it. It’s out there now, and if hangs in the air like a haze of unspoken tension, then so be it. So this world series, like the fifty before, is really not all that interesting to me. My team isn’t playing.

    But I’m from Chicago, and when a Chicago team is in a championship, you root for them. For example, I generally despise basketball, but I cheered for the Bulls through their domination of the 90s. Granted, I never actually watched a Bulls game, but good wishes flowed from the cockles of my heart. It’s the same with the Sox.

    Except that they’re playiing the Astros. The accursed Astros! One of the (many) banes of my beloved Cubs! If a team can defeat them in the series, and crush their smug spirit by just a little bit, then perhaps that will carry over until next year. And there’s always next year.

    So root, root, root for the Other-Baseball-Team-From-Chicago, if they don’t win it’s a shame!

    And let’s sweep Houston.

  • Four Words

    Posted on October 15th, 2003 Brian No comments

    Wait until next year.

  • On To Game Seven

    Posted on October 14th, 2003 Brian No comments

    Wow was that miserable. If you don’t know what happened, the Cubs just lost 8-3. They were up 3-0, and then the Marlins scored eight runs in the eighth inning.

    The controversial part was a potential fan interference when Alou tried to catch a foul ball that was out of play.

    Everybody was badmouthing this poor fan. Fox was circling him in blue pen on the screen. I can’t imagine what he’s going to go through at work tomorrow. I think he will have to move, since he won’t ever be able to show his face in public in Chicago again. But really, it wasn’t his fault. Any one of us would have done the same thing. Think about it: There’s a foul ball, you’re looking up, you want to catch it. You don’t know Moises is trying to make a miracle catch. And then you realize you messed up the play, and then all the rest of the runs in the inning are somehow on your shoulders.

    Still, if Alou had only made that catch…

  • Cubs Lose

    Posted on October 12th, 2003 Brian No comments

    Damn, Beckett pictched an amazing game. The Cubs just couldn’t do anything! I’m not really worried, though. I don’t believe it’s possible for the Marlins to win two in a row at Wrigley.

  • Cubs Win!!

    Posted on October 10th, 2003 Brian No comments

    Cubs win!! They’ve taken two of three games from the Marlins, but they’ve both been difficult wins. We need to win the next one in Florida for me to finally feel comfortable about this series.

    And I don’t know about you, but Hedda and I have been absolutely glued to the television set since the Cubs became a possibility. We normally aren’t big sit-down-and-watch-a-game type people, even when The Irish are playing; but as Hedda keeps saying, these games are absolutely addicting! The tension and the excitement of the Cubs doing so well is a drug that I just can’t hit enough.

    My big fear, of course, is that the fans will all get addicted to this, and the old-time feel of going to Wrigley Field and being a die-hard Cubs fan through thick and thin will be lost. I would rather see the Cubs never win than lose that, but there’s only one way to find out. So for now, I’m just going to enjoy the ride.