Saturday, September 19, 2015

Time To Get Medieval Cub Fans

Now that the five year plan by Theo Epstein has paid off, and a year earlier than expected, and now that the Cubs have won 87 games so far this season, and are beating the hell out of the Cardinals and Pirates in head to head competition, here it comes, the inevitable backlash against Cub fans actually enjoying themselves and having pride in their team for once we knew was coming from the very same people every Cub fan has been taking shit from their entire lives. Oh, they have been far from gracious about their own success. St. Louis Cardinal fans, even White Sox fans when they won the World Series in 2005. The shit flew unmercifully. And we took it. We had no choice. Our team stunk, and when it didn't stink we knew the inevitable other show was about to drop, even in 2003 and 2008 when the team was every bit good enough to win the World Series. 

But the strange thing turns out to be the people who have been best at dishing it out don't seem to be very good at taking it at all. I think it's safe to say when/if this team wins one of more World Series in the next decade, and I don't think a lot of smart money would be against that happening, that only two fictional depictions of instant karma/revenge are sufficient to illustrate exactly how it will feel to be a Cub fan when the tables turn. 

What now Cardinal fans?

Oh, the Cubs might lose in the playoffs this year in a way that is endlessly entertaining to Cardinal and White Eox fans, but the magnificent core of the team Theo and his wunderkind executives have put together is going nowhere soon. So, you got this beat down coming, and you deserve it, and everyone knows it. 
Time to get Medieval Cub fans.
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