I say BS to anyone who says anyone but the Cubs. We sell out our (in the words of other fans) "dilapidated 100 year old" falling apart Wrigley Field year after year after year. Yet we don't see it as dilapidated....we see it as the "Friendly Confines"...one of the single greatest creations in the world. We may be hostile at times...but it's because we are passionate about our team. When we are bad....we take it to heart. We put up with nonstop wannabe baseball fans (Sox and Cardinal....I looked at a question you asked a couple days ago and it really made me laugh..arn't Cardinal fans ignorant.....pulling out the population of Chicago to compare the fan base....being the baseball fans they are they probably havn't even heard of the White Sox.....theres Cub fans all across America....everytime I go on vacation somewhere, anywhere, you always see someone in a Cub hat or shirt...anyways back to your question) and still defend our team. Although a sexy woman in a Cub shirt is one of the most beautiful sights in the world, we go to a game to watch a game. A baseball game. We don't have some gigantic screen that we fill with stupid hat dances and kiss cams. We have a baseball game. We don't go to enjoy the weather...it usually sucks....could be 50 mile per hour wins howling towards the lake or 20 degrees in the beginning of May....but we are there to watch our team win or lose...rain or shine.
We heckle some of our own players... something that outside fans are often critical of. Why do we do this? We feel that they do not have the same passion for the game and Cubs organization we do. Corey Patterson, Jacque Jones, Antonio Alfonseca....all examples of guys who have seemed to step on the field just to earn their paycheck not put out an effort to win the game. You play the game the right way and with as much effort as possible you earn the respect of Cub fans.
We don't win. For heaven's sake....we havn't won a World Series in nearly a hundred years, but we are still there in bad years and good years. You want to hear a loyal Cub fan, listen to a Cubs broadcast and listen to Cub legend Ron Santo. Last October one of the last games of the season....the Cubs clearly eliminated and done, Ronnie gets heated over a blown call by an umpire. Two games to go, 20some games out of the playoffs and he expresses how he feels about a call. That's loyal.
Ya it's tough to put up with as much losing as I have put up with...and I'm just an 18 year old Cub fan. If by the time I am 90 years old, and the Cubs still havn't won a World Series....me, you, and the legion of Cub fans will still bleed Cubbie blue and tune into every game possible.
Hello...anytime a team wins a championship...FANS will COME OUT OF THE WOODWORK. You don't learn about loyalty of fans during good times, you learn about it in times of bad. To have sold out home games in a season where you lose 100 freaking games...that is loyalty. To sell out a World Series game..LA DE FREAKING DA. To have the whole crowd cheering at a World Series....ummmm it's the World Series, everybody who has as much as a Cardinal keychain is going to be screaming at the top of their lungs. You learn about LOYALTY whenever your team flat out sucks....you know it everyone who sees them knows it but you still wear that Cubbie blue....you still watch every game you have access to....THAT IS LOYALTY!!
I kind of vented a little bit. Haha, sorry once I got started I realized I couldn't stop.
· 1 decade ago