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I’m a St. Louis Cardinals fan. I always have been. Always will be. It’s how I was raised.And I’m pretty OK with that. I’m a proud supporter of the Redbirds. I realize that this might be unacceptable to some Cardinals fans, but I really don’t despise the Cubs.
I get it. They’re the Cardinals’ arch rival. I should hate them with the burning passion of a thousand suns. But I don’t. In fact, there are several other teams I dislike more than I dislike the Cubs. The Yankees, Red Sox, and Braves come to mind. Of course, when it comes to the world of athletics, KY takes the cake. But when it comes to the Cubs?
I can take them or leave them. I guess you could say I’m usually generally ambivalent towards them. Unless they’re playing the Cardinals, of course.
When the Cubs and Indians finally made it to the World Series, I could watch with little emotional attachment. I was just happy that one team’s streak without a championship was going to end. There was a lot of hype. And drama. And emotion. The games did not disappoint.
I have several friends who are Indians fans. Many more who are Cubs fans. So I found myself leaning towards the Cubbies. And then I remembered that a former IU great now plays for Chicago. It’s always a good thing to root for a former Hoosier.
Well, actually, he’s still a Hoosier. Because once a Hoosier, always a Hoosier. That’s how it should be, anyway. Right?
But I knew. Deep down I knew. I had found myself all in for Chicago, hoping the Cubs could exorcise the demons that had been around for many generations.
While I feel awful for my friends who are Indians fans, I’m overjoyed for my friends who have cheered for their Cubs during some pretty difficult seasons. Am I still a fan of the Cubs? Nah. I’m still a die-hard Cardinals fan. It’s not like I’m really going to buy a flag with a big W on it and fly it in my front yard. Of course, you can do that if you want to. Such a product does exist.
Congratulations to the Cubs an their fans. It’s been a long time coming. Soak up every minute of this offseason. The Cubs are tied for first place and they’re World Series champions. So buy that October Legends shirt. Find some memorabilia to give as Christmas gifts. Your team is no longer the Loveable Losers. Now they’re the Loveable Winners. Have fun with this!
My brother thinks this makes me a traitor. What do you think?